What’s your name?
Matthew Phelps. I go by “Phelps” at work.

What do you do at TimeForge?
I design embedded systems, write software, test software, and occasionally handle customer support.

How long have you been working with TimeForge?
Since March of 2009.

What’s your favorite part of working at TimeForge?
I like working for a company where I feel like what I do matters. Also, the management is very lenient with my schedule since I’m also a student. Mostly, I just love working with computers, software and electronics.

How do you make the lives of TimeForge customers better?
I design software to help meet the needs of our customers everywhere. The bottom line of what we do is help our customers save money on labor, make the process of managing time easy and efficient, and allow our customers to easily and seamlessly access their labor and sales data. Anything I can do as a developer to make this process easier on the customer, either by designing software to meet their needs, or constantly updating our software to make it more and more user friendly, I do in order to build a better relationship with our customers and help them meet their labor and schedule management needs easy and hassle free.

What was your first hourly job?
My first hourly job was at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston Texas. I was a paramutuel teller. My job was to take bets and pay out winnings on horse races.

What was your first restaurant or retail job?
The first restaurant I really worked in, aside from a short job at Luigi’s in Houston as a host when I was 14, was at Spanky’s in Lubbock Texas. I was a shift manager for 2 years and a kitchen manager for 2 and a half years. I ran the kitchen.

What’s your favorite hobby?
My favorite hobby is playing basketball. I play basketball 4-5 days a week and I play in local leagues every season I can.

What’s your favorite sports team?
the Houston Astros

Do you have any pets?
I currently have no pets.