About

Hi, I’m Matt. I was born in the early 80’s in Margate, a seaside town in the county of Kent in the UK. Currently I live in Sevenoaks; still in Kent, but closer to London; with my wife, daughter and our cat.

I hold a BEng (hons) in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Kent.

I also hold a MSc in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks from the same University after my undergraduate supervisor applied for EPSRC funding on my behalf (and without my knowledge, it was a pleasant surprise).

I started my career as a programmer straight away after leaving University. After a couple of years as a junior Delphi, Visual Basic and C# programmer I changed direction. I found Ruby in 2007 via a junior Systems Administrator position at a startup based in London.

I moved from SysOps into Development in 2008 and I’ve been writing Ruby for the last 11 years in various forms.

As of November 2018 I am a Senior Developer at Shopify. Shopify are based in Canada and I work remotely from my home in the UK.

Previously I have worked at FutureLearn, OnTheBeach and Reevoo

About this site

This site is static HTML, generated by Hugo, a static site generator written in Go.

Hosting is provided by Github pages, with my custom domain on top. The theme I’m using is my own fork of Lithium by jrutheiser