Whether you need to solve a complex problem, bring focus to a project, or get a team back on track, I can help.
I've helped top companies ship amazing software
Helping your engineers create the systems they need to ship better software without getting burned out.
Designing and building your software from scratch, on time, and in budget. I have designers and other engineers to hand if needed for bigger projects.
Critically analyzing user workflows to make sure your customers get maximum value from your software.
Leading your existing teams to plan, execute, and deliver a high priority software project.
Moving distributed systems to (or from) a cloud vendor is intensive work. Let me plan and execute the project for you, so you can get back to work.
Building online and offline systems to handle, process, and redact private personal data.
I'm a low-risk, high-reward way to supercharge your product development.
Matthew was pivotal in delivering a high-volume, error-tolerant data governance solution on AWS to help us with GDPR compliance in our offline datasets.
Dan Rohtbart, Head of Infrastructure at Foursquare
Matthew designed and built the new multi-tab UI for the Databricks SQL editor. With his expertise in the SQL domain, the new interface was a big upgrade and has won praise from customers.
I’ve spent the last 20 years building and selling software products across a range of industries.
To get a sense of my approach to building and selling software, you can check out my part-time product Beekeeper Studio, a profitable (if small) SQL editor and database manager. Most of Beekeeper Studio is open source on GitHub, the project has a large group of part time community contributors, and just hit a million downloads. My customers tell me that the app is “like a dream come true” (that’s a real quote).
I spend my days helping clients (like you!) build and grow their own software products. I am most valuable at the intersection of business, product, and engineering.
Prior to consulting, I built, grew, and sold a small software business, raised over $800,000 to build a data analytics start-up (now dead), ran several software teams at various businesses, and worked night shifts at a cardboard box factory during college.
I’ve founded and run several community groups, including Big Data Madison (WI) and the NYU Masters’ association for computer science.
I’m a father and husband, and would not be capable of doing anything useful without my smarty pants professor wife, Alexandra.