Matt Andrews
Software engineer making apps – that aren’t apps – and more at the FT. 会说汉语.


Technologist, University of Manchester Maths graduate, Grade 8 Pianist, travel addict, 2010 Confucius Institute Scholar, and former Harry Potter extra. Now working with cutting edge web technologies for the Financial Times in Tokyo.


  • 2012 – present: Software Engineer – Financial Times, London, UK, and Tokyo, Japan
  • 2011 – IT Manager – Climate Bridge, Shanghai, China
  • 2010 – Summer Intern at British High Commission – New Delhi, India


  • AWS (Lambda, S3, CloudFormation, DynamoDB, API Gateway, and more)
  • Open Source contributor to: FT DOM Delegate, FastClick, isomorphic-fetch, denodeify, s3up
  • Make, Bash, Git
  • Sass (BEM, component-based CSS architecture)
  • Offline websites: AppCache, Service Worker
  • CI: CircleCI, Travis, Jenkins
  • Languages: JavaScript (browser and NodeJS), Golang, Ruby, PHP

Notable Projects


  • 16/05/2014 Oxford jQuery UK – Long Life Web Apps
  • 23/09/2013 New York EdgeConf – Offline panelist
  • 25/09/2012 Beijing – HTML5 and web app workshop
  • 17/09/2012 London Web Standards – HTML5 for everything and everywhere


  • 2010 – 2011: Fully funded year long Mandarin language course at East China Normal University, Shanghai at the invitation of the Confucius Institute
  • 2007 – 2010: BSc Mathematics (2.1), University of Manchester, UK
    • Took part in exchange programmes at Seoul National University, South Korea, University of New Delhi, India, and East China Normal University, China.
    • Did fun, charitable things for Student Action and Manchester RAG.

Foreign Languages

  • Chinese Mandarin – Advanced
  • German – Advanced, although a little rusty