Hey, I’m currently helping businesses define and build data analytics capabilities as an independent consultant. I’m also building focal as co-founder.

Get in touch: matt@rdrn.dev / @mattarderne

This page is about me broadly, while work-related can be found in engineering.

I like to treat this page as a bit of a personal garden. I’ve got a few links below, mostly related to things I’m currently interested in or have been interested in.

<- Highlights are linked on the left. Feel free to take a look around.

ps - this page has an RSS feed, I recommend feedly

About me

  1. Currently based in UK
  2. South African, Cape Town & St Francis Bay
  3. Industrial Engineer before moving into data (it’s all the same really)
  4. Avid outdoors person, especially intersection of adrenaline, engineering and skill
  5. I enjoy learning new things. This includes technology, physical skills and learning new sports. A few are referenced here
  6. I love reading and try to read a few books every month, usually a mix of fiction and non-fiction
  7. Not sure if this would be better as a few paragraphs or if the list is fine

Misc personal

  • Writing - Working on the ability to communicate through writing, this is the workshop
  • Sailing - Some sailing pics and a logbook
  • Surfing - Misc surfing related
  • Media - Some older videos of sporty things
  • Recipe Book - Baking sourdough is absolutely rewarding

Current Focus

Project(s) that I am working on and developing. In order of interest:

  1. focal - Consulting in the space of fintech analytics.

Other/Older projects

Roughly in order of interest:

  1. reinform.io - Research into misinformation, applying network analytics techniques to media
  2. waves - Involving waves and neural nets Wrapped this up. If you are interested in contributing to an open-data surf map, lmk.
  3. CommitLearn - This was an experimental audio learning experience using podcasts. Podcasts are just RSS feeds, so why not hack together your own playlist? Still think this is a good idea.
  4. concentrait - The learning optimization API. Edtech has a long way to go.
  5. kaya.chat - A hackathon entry. A mentorship & student support service, facilitating & automating mentorship, guidance networks and informed support.

My talented brothers

If you are in the market for someone smart but I don’t quite match up, please take a look at my exceptionally talented brothers:

  • Chris - Intersection of data science and energy access
  • Andrew - Python, go, algorithms, concurrency