Hi, I'm Matt Lantz

I make things.

Driven by Curiosity

I’m a passionate and unquestionably persistent software developer. When I’m not writing code, or chatting on Slack, I’m likely at the gym or reading about a variety of subjects. I’ve always had a child like curiosity about how the world works and as such I found my calling in software development. It's given me an open platform to explore nearly any idea that comes to me, and a community who has provided me with volumes of knowledge.

I’m actively involved in the Laravel community contributing to packages and helping organize the LaraChat Live show. I’ve been lucky enough to learn from many brilliant developers over the course of my career and I take it as my responsibility to help the community of burgeoning developers grow in their own careers. I call myself a maker as I've always been keen on creating things such as code, short stories, poetry, furniture and drawings.

"The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know."
~ Lao Tzu

Recent Writing

Jan 21st, 2019

Nov 27th, 2018

Nov 13th, 2018


I've been building apps with PHP for over 7 years. I've worked extensively with Laravel, Symfony, Zend and CodeIgniter frameworks. Most of my open source projects are written in PHP.

JavaScript is a go to language for all sorts of development. I've honed skills in libraries such as Vue, Node, Ember, jQuery, PhoneGap and more.

I turn to Python for CLI tools, and anything related to Machine Learning. I'm currently doing online courses to further my skills in Big Data and AI.

Some Open Source

Grafite CMS is a powerful package which can be easily added to any Laravel based app. It's decoupled by design in order to put the customizable power back in the developer's hands, and generally stay out of the way.

Grafite Builder is an app starter kit. It allows developers to set up an app in less than an couple hours with various features like: user management, activity tracking, notification systems, APIs and even a billing system.