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This is what I look like. I work as a Developer Evangelist for Twilio in the UK, inspiring and equipping developers to fuel the future of communications. My particular focus is on JVM-language communities - Java, Clojure, Scala, Kotlin and all the others.

I love speaking and teaching and am looking for opportunities to do more of it. Here’s why. The speaker bio I usually use is:

Matthew is a Developer Evangelist for Twilio, a company that is helping developers to fuel the future of communication with APIs. He loves spending time with members of the Java community at conferences, meetups and hackathons, helping developers to unlock their communication superpowers.

When not at work, you might find him at a local meetup, teaching kids to code, or away from computers hiking and running in Southwest England.

Past lives include hacking on public cloud infrastructure, teaching English to highschoolers and a whole lot of Clojure and Java.

If that isn’t suitable then I’m sure we can come to an agreement about some other words. Here are a few of my talks:


Java in a World of Containers (60 mins), Virtual JUG

Serverless Panel w/ Fn, Riff and Kelsey Hightower (video TBC), DevNexus, Atlanta GA USA

Java in Serverless Land (slides, video TBC), DevNexus, Atlanta GA USA

Java in a World of Containers (25 mins), Free Java Room, FOSDEM, Brussels Belgium


Completable Futures and Fn Flow, Bristol JUG, Bristol UK


Hands on with APL, /dev/summer, Cambridge UK


Live Migration at HP Public Cloud, OpenStack Summit, Vancouver Canada