Hardware hacking and the maker movement in general are hot on our list of interests these days, so who better to talk at our upcoming developer conference than Matt Rogers, cofounder of Nest?

At DevBeat 2013, Rogers will be sitting down for a one-on-one onstage job interview (his first ever job interview, in fact) to justify his current employment status and explain how he went from being an iPod software developer at Apple to being the head technical honcho at one of the most exciting hardware startups around.

More on the guy’s background:

Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 10.22.53 AMMatt Rogers is founder and VP of engineering at Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm. By applying modern design and technology, Nest takes unloved products in the home and makes them simple, beautiful, and thoughtful. Matt is responsible for all product development at Nest, ranging from mechanical design to software to web services, and everything in between. Matt also serves on Nest’s board of directors.

Prior to Nest, Matt was responsible for iPod software development at Apple, from concept to production. He was one of the first engineers on the original iPhone and was involved in the development of 10 generations of iPod, 5 generations of iPhone, and the first iPad. He earned his BS and MS degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.

Stay tuned for a bunch of DevBeat program and speaker announcements over the next week, and make sure to register today! The room is filling up quickly with hackers of all kinds, so get your friends/coworkers/arch-nemeses together and get tickets while the gettin’s good. There are only 13 days left to buy tickets, and we’re running low on seats!

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