Olaide Ojewale (Mattwal)

Hey! 👋

I'm a Canada-based Software engineer who majors in Ruby on Rails, although I get my hands dirty with other technologies. I'm currently focused on backend engineering. Yes, I had few stints on the frontend. I might engage in some other cool stuff in future. I have an entrepreneurial mindset, so I expect to be a full-time entrepreneur at some point on this journey.

I work, learn and think about things like the "-ilites" (reliability, availability, maintainabilty, scalability, usability, extensibility, portability), optimization, security, architecture, and most importantly delivering solutions to problems that customers are willing to pay for.

I like building and using products that have a way of retaining customers (did you say SaaS?). I'm the kind of guy that's more interested in bounce rate and the number of returning users, rather than first time users - which is also valuable.

My interests include data, startups, investing, blockchain, product management among others.

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Post university, I started out my professional career freelancing and then working as an on-site web developer. After that, I've been working as a remote software engineer since 2015.

Currently, I'm crafting state-of-the-art software as a backend engineer @ Jane, where we're helping the helpers in Allied Health.

Previously, I was @ Getro where I helped to develop lots of technology to power customer job boards, and internal systems for data curation and validation. Prior to that, I was @ Andela where I helped partners like Khushi Baby, Bark, and Chargeback solve real world problems for their users. Before Andela, I was a PHP web developer @ Xown Solutions.

When I'm not working (but still on my computer), I contribute to Open Source, including: Coda Docs gem, Zhishi and Disease Info. I take some time to mentor people. I also enjoy participating in volunteer workshops/sessions. Sometimes, I share my thoughts via articles.

I love to spend time with family and loved ones.

I think extraordinary humans come in many shapes and forms. For me, being extraordinary means investing in learning, interest in business, passion for music, enjoyment of soccer, an inclination to jokes and smile, and love for Jesus.

My core values? They are SLICK!

  • Support: I choose collaboration over competition.
  • Loyalty: I am committed, I take ownership and stay true to my convictions.
  • Integrity: I earn people's trust and never attempt to trash it, whether someone is looking or not.
  • Consistency: I regularly do the things I find valuable, so they can become natural to me.
  • Kindness: I am empathetic and I show it to those concerned.

Still curious? Say hi 👇