Welcome to MattDrennan.com The website of Matt Drennan!
My name is Matt Drennan, and I am 26 years old. I have an Associates Degree from Lake-Sumter State College, and I'm looking to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from UCF. I have a passion for wanting to take a part in helping and keeping my community safe. My other passion in life is computers and technology. Since I was 13 years old, I have been programming and playing with computers. I could sit and program for days on end, it brings me the greatest joy. I started out by downloading open source software projects online and I would remove, add, and edit code to see what happened. At one point my interest in programming suddendly sparked was when I staring at the running application window of the game project I downloaded and I thought to myself, "I could make and create anything I want, even my own world."
My first programming projects were simple, such as a basic PHP web forum that allowed the website owner to integrate it into any exisiting database by just modifying three variables in the config file, simple flash games (Flash Zoo Builder, Trail of the Dead), and even a Xbox 360 Controller Emulator Software that allowed you to control your computer with an Xbox controller using the Microsoft XNA library. I knew I was onto something when a random stranger donated $25 (which was a lot to my young self) to support my web forum software. In 2009, my father was having a really difficult time with my sister's behavior during my parents divorce, so I came up with a great idea. I created a website hosted on my WAMP home server that allowed my father to set my sister, Megan, to naughty or nice, and give a reason why. To my surprise, my sister never caught on that I made the website, and she would check the list at least 10 times a day. I was so excited that the idea worked, I started on a prototype for the public and got my friend Rielly Donnell to help design the website, while I did the coding. Before we knew it, we were on the local news and paper for our site (videos below)!
I'm currently working on several projects and countless ideas that come to mind everyday. No matter what I do, or where my life takes me; I know I will always be programming and making my ideas come to life.
- Drennan Software
- Orlando Wise
- Santa's Naughty and Nice List
- Santa's Hub
- Santas Wishlist Maker
- Will the Bunny Visit?
I do freelancing, contact me about it!