About Matt Waite
Matt Waite is co-founder of Hot Type Consulting LLC, a company that specializes in web development for media companies. In August 2011, he will join the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a professor of journalism.
Previously, he was the News Technologist for the St. Petersburg Times/Tampabay.com. He is the principal developer of PolitiFact, a data-driven site that fact checks things powerful people in Washington D.C. are saying.
Before becoming a web developer, he was an investigative reporter for the Times, the winner of several national awards for a series of stories on Florida's vanishing wetlands. That series of stories is now being published as a book, titled Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss.
This site is his personal website. The opinions expressed here are his own and not his employers. We're both happier that way.