Matt Dailey

Web Developer


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Hi. I'm Matt and welcome to my personal website. This is the place where you can learn more about me, read my blog, see some of the code I have written, and learn about the different ways to get in touch with me. I'm a web developer with expertise in ASP.NET MVC, C#, PHP, jQuery, HTML, CSS and Wordpress. I currently live in Boston. When I'm not writing code, I like taking photos, creating Photoshop art, discovering new music and running in the occasional road race.

From My Blog

Jetpack is a must-have WordPress plugin

With the sheer number of WordPress plugins available it can be difficult to choose which of those to install on a site. Too many plugins can slow down the loading of a website. Yet not installing enough necessary plugins can… Continue Reading

“Family count” error when trying to restore database in SQL Server

In the process of migrating a SQL Server LocalDB database to MySQL, one of the steps involves restoring the database in SQL Server Management Studio. The LocalDB database was first created in Visual Studio and to migrate it over to… Continue Reading

Switching from SQL Server to MySQL in an .NET MVC app

During the course of building a .NET MVC app I switched from using SQL Server to a MySQL. The hosting provider I use for my personal web projects, Godaddy, allows up to ten MySQL databases to be created, compared to… Continue Reading

Chinese New Year promo

I used a photo I took during this year’s Chinese New Year parade in Boston’s Chinatown and came up with this: The headline is Mandarin for Chinese New Year. I feel it could be part of a promo for a… Continue Reading



Skill Highlights

HTML, CSS, jQuery, Javascript, PHP, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Subversion, Photoshop

Work Experience
Web Developer


August 2013-November 2016

Junior Web Developer

Advanced Practice Strategies

August 2012-August 2013

Editor's Assistant

American Geophysical Union

September 2006-April 2012

Masters, Public Policy

George Washington University


Bachelors, Political Science

University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Associates, Liberal Arts

Middlesex Community College