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.
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