The name Mattian has been around since 1999. Since I was 10 I designed and messed around with websites. From a Simpsons homage site, to a community blogging website, to a full blown IT repair and consultancy and website design business, the website has been online for 18 years in one form or another.
The business, Mattian mainly wound down in 2012 when my daughter was born, however I still do some consultancy and private work for the right kind of people. At it’s peak, Mattian was the most well known and most used IT support company in the Wyre Forest and something I was very proud of.
Now, being a single dad, and quite a demanding full time job, this is a blog where I talk about Educational IT stuff, stuff that interests me or makes me rant. Sometimes both.
The name Mattian came from Matthew Ian Setchell, as I am formally known (what a very creative name, I am sure you will agree :P) and has stuck around. Being a regular on a few forums, including .net (where I got banned for calling someone a cock – the outrage!) and DDN, where nobody got banned for anything – I have grown up around computers and when leaving Secondary school, I got offered a job at the same school. Now, I manage 7 schools, 6 staff and 3000 users.
I am also dad to my two children, James and Megan, on a good day I enjoy cycling, on a bad day I enjoy beer and pick and mix. I love music. I am an avid watcher of West Wing, and don’t really care that I have seen it hundreds of times.
If you know me, you will already have found me on Facebook, if you don’t – say hello on twitter.