Matt Martiny loves solving problems, working at Walsworth
Written by Walsworth Staff
For the rest of this year, Walsworth will be featuring an Employee Spotlight series on its websites as part of the company’s celebration of its 85th anniversary. Walsworth’s people are our most important resource and the Employee Spotlights will give you a chance to get to know them better.
Technology Department – Overland Park, Kansas
In simple terms, I’m a developer. I make the ideas of designers come to life. I also fix things. Coding is a lot of debugging and that’s a big part of what I do here.
I previously worked at Herff Jones about 10 years ago. I am entering my second year at Walsworth.
The fact that I can learn and grow as a developer with great teachers and co-workers is what lead me here. My previous job I was the sole developer and everything I learned was from Google. It’s very nice to discuss development with like-minded individuals and pick their brain as needed. It’s nice to be a mentor if that’s what is required as well.
I think the coolest thing about my job is getting to see my work pay off. When I fix a really difficult bug, or make something work, I get what I call a ‘Code-High’. I feel really accomplished and excited to see results of my code work correctly. Also, shout out to my co-workers who are just awesome people.
If I had a personalized coffee mug at work, it would say “Spiders are the only Web Developers in the World who enjoy finding Bugs”
What I love most about my job is that feeling of accomplishment after getting the result I’m looking for. Also, I just enjoy the camaraderie around the office.
I have a girlfriend of about 5 years who has a teenage daughter. Together we have 4 dogs and her daughter has a hamster. There are also chipmunks that live under our porch, but they don’t count.
I love sports. I’m a big Royals and Chiefs fan. I play slow-pitch softball very religiously (multiple nights a week) and occasionally dabble in other sports, having played in a basketball league over the winter.
As a teenager, we went on mission trips and volunteered with our church. Now, I contribute in other ways, such as fundraising. Recently, I organized a team for a fundraiser tournament to help underprivileged children have a great Christmas. I also assist my girlfriend and her daughter do service projects for Scouts.
Walsworth has made me feel like I’m an important member of a team. They have honestly put me in a place where I love my job which has vastly improved my mental health. My family sees how my mood has improved since getting this job, and they are excited for me. I can see myself at Walsworth for years to come.
I will say I am finally happy to have a job that I can look forward to every single day. I love my co-workers, I love the atmosphere, and I can honestly say I love Walsworth.