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Interview: Matt Schwartz

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In this exclusive interview, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt Schwartz, the founder and CEO of Inspry. Matt Schwartz is an accomplished entrepreneur and technology expert based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and CEO of Inspry, a web development and e-commerce agency that has been providing cutting-edge technology solutions to clients since 2011. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Matt has become a respected figure in the web development community and has helped numerous businesses achieve their digital goals.

The Interview

What is the aspect you like most about your job? I love helping our clients bring their strategies and visions to life on the web. It is one thing making a plan and strategy, but having it executed and deployed will make or break a project. We often find a lot of marketing firms know their strategy well, but can’t quite execute it properly unless the client has a large budget or they have a large in-house development team. What is your typical working day like? Typically, emails in the morning and core work around 10a-1p. Then meetings, emails followed by catch-up on last minute project tasks finishing up the day. Since we are a small team, my day looks different from our developers, designers – I am usually more in meetings, sales pitches, and client accountability. What are the indispensable tools for your work? Filezilla Pro! Also Paymo, Sublime Text, Google Workspace, Git, Terminal. Oh yeah – TechSmith Capture and Screencast – so helpful for showing clients via image or videos quickly. If you can, please elaborate how FileZilla Pro helps you doing your job get done. Our team uses FileZilla to securely access client servers along with our own for grabbing the latest files and pushing changes when version control is not reasonable. FileZilla Pro allows our team to share the latest server credentials using the site synchronization function with S3. In the past, not having a team-synced FTP solution really led to a lot of wasted time updating credentials individually in an FTP client whenever FTP / S3 changes (which was often). There is another FTP solution that does this out there, but it was only for Mac, quite expensive and while it was pretty, it was inefficient to use. I was already using FileZilla Pro to support the project, but the rest of the team was using FileZilla (free) so we stuck with what we love. Always reliable and fast for many years. How critical are aspects like security, reliability and speed in the digital aspects of your profession? Very important – clients rely on our security and reliability for their website operations and builds. As an agency, speed is key since most services are based on hours. What do you like doing in your free time? Playing around with my digital audio workstation and getting into the zone (maybe sometimes too much) making new soundscapes. Hiking around Georgia to get away and be with nature is always special no matter how often I do it. I love how FileZilla has become such a ubiquitous FTP client and for once, a software that really deserves it. It performs exactly as it is suppose to and even support engineers with various server and cloud hosts use it for troubleshooting. If you aren’t using FileZilla, that is the first thing they ask you to try since they also trust it. Federica Corona Social Media Manager – FileZilla Pro Team

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