Matt is a Ruby on Rails developer based in Manchester, UK.

After seeing that screencast in 2005, he ditched the murky world of C for a better future in web development.

Since then he has built Bouldr, an online guidebook for climbers that is comprised of a front-end Rails application (with a significant serving of Javascript), a backend clustering system built in PHP and an iPhone application.

More recently, he has been working with Jim Neath on Purify, a simple, hosted bug tracking system for developers and end users.

When not building things for the web, he may be found bouldering in the Peak District, walking his dog or gently weeping in a corner, depending on his mood.

If you have an interesting project and a suitcase full of cash, Matt is available for freelance work.