My name is Matthew Rudy Jacobs.
I’m a british software developer and consultant currently living in Taipei.
I studied Mathematics at Clare College, Cambridge, and in 2006 started working with Ruby and Rails.
In 2010 I moved to Hong Kong, and founded the Hong Kong developer group Codeaholics.
In 2014 I organised the first Hong Kong Code Conf.
- Rapid development: Ruby + Rails
- Deployment: AWS + Heroku + Docker
- Databases: Postgres + Redis
- Search: ElasticSearch
- Scaling: Golang + Cassandra + Riak
Working with great people
In life we are always learning. And building great software is a constant journey of new experiences, tools, and approaches.
My working life is only as good as the people I work with.
Great teams build great software, and I want to be part of these great teams.
Building valued products
Building great software is only 10% about the code.
The design, the interaction, the business proposition is actually what makes a great product.
So let’s stop building great software that no one uses.
Let’s build products that help people.
And, yes, making new ways to procrastinate is a valid way to help people.
In Silicon Valley and Western Europe this isn’t so much of a problem.
But in Asia developers are frequently treated as commodities.
Let’s change that, and let’s start today.