Matt Coneybeare


Halloween @ Castro, No-Mo-Veggie

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They say you have to go to Castro on Halloween once and I finally got around to it. Di, Irene, Sean and I went out to the freakfest not really knowing what to expect. People had told us about tons of gay guys running around pinching butts, about super revealing costumes, about lewd behavior… We saw none of that. Halloween in Castro is just huge cowherd. People get dressed up and just walk around… there is nothing to do there AT ALL. So at first it is great, walking around seeing people’s costumes, taking some photos, but after about 1/2 an hour, it is just more of the same… I probably won’t go back. I did have fun though and I dressed up as… you tell me?

I’ve been vegetarian for a while now but not because I care about the animals. I could care less. I tried it because I thought I would eat healthier and drop my freshman 15 (ok, junior 15). I just ended up eating more buttery and oily foods, as well as more carbs from breads and sugary foods. So I gave up my In-n-Out for nothing. I decided to eat meat again but cut out soda and desserts. The burger that broke my vegg was really good, but I haven’t eaten anything that heavy in a while so it made me feel kinda sick. I know this meat is bad, but I needed something extravagant to start. Now I will have healthier portions of meat. Maybe I should also dust off my running shoes…


My name is Matt Coneybeare, I design and develop for the web, iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), and MacOS out of New York City. In 2008 I started a software company called Urban Apps that has made some pretty popular apps such as Ambiance and Hourly News. In 2019, I joined the team at Ticket Evolution as a Senior Software Engineer. My current Stack Overflow reputation is about 27k.

I was a Rockstar a decade ago, but then went back to school and collected a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and a MBA from Quantic. Now I am settled down with my beautiful wife Di and our dog Hamachi. When not at my desk, I love exploring New York City as a Yelp Elite, or training for marathons.

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