Matt Reid | Senior Software Developer

Matthew Reid is a Full Stack web developer, specialising in Java and the JVM, js and web frameworks. He has a passion for clean code, entrepreneurship, company culture and making the world a better place.

As monkigras 2017 draws to a close, it firmly cements itself as my favourite conference in the software development world. James gets so many things right, that developers hate to be sold to. They need time (and beer) to mingle and converse and pure coding talks aren’t the be all...

The idea While joking around with friends, I had the idea for an espresso martini sleep calculator. The premise is, when will I be able to get to sleep given the number of espresso martinis I’ve had. This was a fun little project that I wrote in about 15 minutes...

The value hypothesis We defined the value hypothesis for Stark some time ago. We hypothesised that customers wanted a quick way to get professional interior design ideas. In fact, we proposed that customers would forgo Pinterest and pay us to get personalised design tips. MVP To validate our initial hypothesis,...

When we launched Stark, the target market was young professionals who had just bought their first house. We hypothesised that our potential customers would be searching for ideas by room. Using our extensive experience (aka a chat over a couple of soy latte’s at the local hipster cafe), we came...

My partner and I bought a house in Norwich, UK almost exactly two years ago. We were looking for a project. Something that allowed us to flex our creative muscles and really put our mark on it. Two years on and we’ve almost finished our home makeover, but it didn’t...