Learn more about me, Matthew Evangelisti; check out what I like to do in my spare time.
I put together this breadboard that allowed me play Dreamcast games off of an SDcard. It's soldered into the serial port of the motherboard and to the back of an SDcard slot on the other side.
Long, long ago I retrofitted this plexiglass cutout to fit a rechargable battery pack. After some solder, wiring, and two rivets, my GameBoy had free power forever.
Remember the Nexus One? I released the first method to unlock its bootloader without voiding the warranty. My thread made over 139,000 hits and I even made some pocket change.
I had a vision for site nav, and it didnt exist. A friend and I wrote this JS code for a college project; simple but effective. PS: you're using it now.
You would be surprised with how much improvement there is in replacing your soldering iron tip. If you think about it, heat can't tranfer nearly as well through beat up, oxidized metal. As you can see mine was long overdue, but with the new one, molten solder was pretty much instant.
After soldering this PCB to my Xbox360 Slim, I was able to program custom boot sounds, run custom software, and more. I love repurposing old hardware.
The focus of my latest PC build was cable management and noise level. There isn't a peep out of it while running and looks great though the case window!
I graduated from Syracuse University with a 3.8 GPA as an Alumni Leader. I was also asked to give the 2012 comencement speech. Below you can see some of the projects I worked on during my stay at SU.
For a mobile app development course, we chose to build a bus schedule application. With our Q&A approach, asking the user where they were and what stop they were at made it easy. It would then display all next avilable buses and their destinations using a JSON DB and based on the user's system clock; complete with 'Where am I?' popup images, so the user could confirm thier stations.
For a client/service based project, we were asked to develop a solor energy repository for a local citizens effort. This was the first time we had to focus on how it looked so we struggled, but finally understood the basics of design. If you think it's still bad, you should see how bad the old versions looked!
Syracuse University 2008 - 2012
B.S. Information Science
and Technology
Minor in Global Enterprise Technologies GPA 3.8
Diligent Corporation
Systems Engineer
April 2015 - Current
Senior Tech Support Specialist
Aug 2013 - April 2015
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Infrastructure Engineer
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
A&S Computing Services
Computer Hardware/Software Support Specialist
Jan - May in 2008 - 2012
St. John's Express
Systems / Network Administrator
May 2011 - Aug 2011
Morris Catholic High School
Systems / Network Administrator
May - Aug in 2005 - 2010
All Saints Academy
Network Administrator
May 2010 - Aug 2010
D&J Industries Inc.
Server / Systems Administrator
May 2009 - Aug 2009
Subsystem Technologies, Inc.
Computer Hardware/Software Support Specialist
May 2006 - Aug 2008

From a very young age I have always felt an unexplainable draw toward technology. It was almost as if I needed to interact with it, even before I had a complete idea of what it was. Over the years, my interest has grown and expanded. I can partly attribute this to being born at, what I feel, is a perfect time - with many of the emerging technologies of the day. It is a strange thing: having the privilege to grow up with many of these technologies being born around me. My love for technology has pushed me to experiement, tinker, build, tear things apart, and figure out what makes them do whatever it is they do. This, more than anything, is the best way to learn and is how I've learned most of what I know today. Put a bunch of people doing this in the same room, they can accomplish anything.