About me

Hello hello ๐Ÿ‘‹!
I'm Matteo, a nerdy introvert based in Padova (Italy), where I live with (in no particular order) my partner, my daughter, and my dog.

My favorite hobby is obsessing over software details. Luckily, that's also part of my job.
I'm currently working at Spotify
as a senior software engineer, building cross-platform JavaScript tooling โ€” a pompous way to say I'm working on various different apps.
Before joining Spotify, I helped build the front-end architecture and mobile app of InVision

And guess what? To fit the nerdy programmer stereotype, I also develop in my free time.
Over the last few years I designed, developed, and published a handful of side projects:
  • Remotebear (2021): Remotebear is an open source jobs aggregator focused on keeping you up to date with the latest remote job opportunities from the greatest remote tech companies.
  • Ordinary Puzzles (2020): Ordinary Puzzles is a minimalistic open source puzzle game inspired by Picross and Sudoku. Ordinary Puzzles is available (and very positively reviewed!) on the Google Play Store and on the Apple App Store. It's also playable on the web as a Progressive Web App.
  • Breathly (2019): Breathly is an open source mobile breath training app.
    Breathly is available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, and is currently sitting at 100K+ installs and a score of 4.8 out of 5 with 1000+ reviews.
  • NumValidate (2017): NumValidate is a phone number validation API-as-a-service. Feel free to check its source code if you're curious to see how a Next.js app looked like in 2017 :P
    Numvalidate has been acquired by APILayer in March 2018.
Besides these side projects, I'm also involved in the JavaScript, React, and React Native community, maintain a few popular open source libraries, and blog about JavaScript, web development, productivity, yadda yadda yadda.

When I'm not working on software, I enjoy listening to music, watching movies and TV series, and playing 8-players local multiplayer games. Just like everybody else.

Feel free to get in touch if you want chat about something I posted or worked on. You can find me on Twitter, GitHub, and LinkedIn.

Oh! And before I forget: the image/emoji you see in the header comes from the amazing emoji kitchen.