I’m Dan Matthews, and oh boy... I really hate writing these about pages.
I'll try and write some stuff here without going on too much! TL;DR? ADHD Web Developer working in the nonprofit industry. Trying to do some good through code.
I'm a web developer and have been ever since I was given a book on CSS and HTML from a friend's dad nearly two decades ago now, I've been fascinated with what you can do with code. I even turned down a place at university to do mechanical engineering to delve further into the tech world.
I studied at the University of Cumbria on a course that promised a lot and delivered very little for someone with my aims. Everything i know about web development i sort of pride myself on having taught myself or learned through meeting and working with some incredible people over the years.
I was hired straight out of university, and spent 5-6 years building websites in Drupal with some of the finest people i've ever met.
After that, I spent nearly six years running my own freelancing business - Black Lab Software - working with fantastic clients in the healthcare and recruitment sectors.
Now? I'm working at the fantastic Social Sync with a brilliant team who are focused on building best-in-class tools for nonprofits to be able to run fundraising campaigns without paying extortionate amounts to fundraising companies.