Hello, I'm Matthew
A software engineer based in Cape Town, South Africa

About me

I'm a self-taught software engineer & tech entrepreneur, with a passion for architecting scalable, performant and highly available software solutions to service all functional areas of a business.

I'm currently a Senior Staff Engineer at Yoco, an African fintech offering small businesses and entrepreneurs a suite of payment centric services.

I previously served as CTO of Balfour Group, a technology investment group with a diverse set of ventures, ranging from online education to digital currencies. Prior to my time at Balfour Group, I spent 7 years as CTO/Lead Developer and founding partner at Superbalist.com, South Africa's leading e-commerce fashion destination, now a subsidiary of takealot.com.

I have a passion for all things digital, love all languages (not equally), and enjoy designing and building full stack solutions. I lean towards the open source stack, and whilst Python is often my go-to language, I approach each project with an open mind and believe in using the right tool for the job.

My tech stack

  • Python
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • FastAPI
  • Django
  • React
  • Typescript
  • OSX
  • PyCharm

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