Digital Wizard, Former Patient

Matt Webster (center) surrounded by his family, two of whom were born at Sibley.

Matt Webster (center) surrounded by his family, two of whom were born at Sibley.

"Sibley has been our family's choice for having kids," Matt Webster begins. "We've had two (now 3 years and 5 months old) and should we be fortunate to have another, I expect we'll be back."

Unsurprisingly, his connection to the Hub happened during the birth of Teddy, his youngest. Standing at the cashier, he noticed the "Innovation Hub" sign down the hall calling out to him. And with a background in computer chip design, working with startups, and 3D modeling, it's not surprising that he fit right in with the Hubsters. With skills like that, what could we accomplish together?

So what if we take off-the-shelf hardware, change some of its wiring or code, and create something entirely new and wonderful? Nick and I are knowledgeable about technology, but for really pie-in-the-sky inventions, we need someone who can create and manipulate it. After a series of discussions that all culminated with each of us exclaiming "That would be so cool!!", we are proud to say that Matt will now be helping the Hub a few hours each week to turn really radical ideas into working prototypes. If your mind wanders to robots, gadgets, or intelligent voice-activated computer systems, you're probably not far off. He calls it "electrical engineering," but we're pretty sure it's actually magic.