I’m Matt, or Johno, I am in my early 30s, I’m a software engineer and architect, a doting Dad to my 6 year old son (Leo) and loving fiancĂ© to my better half, Felicity.

I currently work as a Senior PHP Engineer at Bumble (the dating app). Naturally, any opinions shared on my blog or socials are my own.

I have been working in this industry since around 2008. In that time I have worked for, and with, everything from startups, tech firms, and software as a service providers, through to financial institutions and multi-billion dollar global corporations and social media companies.

I am passionate about digital transformation, open source, and freedom of the internet. I am an advocate of the rights of all people.

When I’m not working or carrying out Daddy duties, I’m a keen martial artist. I’m the Head Coach for Oubaitori Karate Club, 2x World Karate Union English Champion in Kata (forms/patterns) and Kumite (sparring/fighting).