There’s still a pandemic on (STILL), but that hasn’t stopped us from growing and expanding. Please extend a warm virtual welcome to our newest hire, Matt, who’ll be helping us with building and developing our software. As is Delib tradition, we asked him some of life’s most important questions.

What’s your name and where are you from?

My name’s Matt Sital-Singh, I grew up just outside London but have been living and working in Bristol since 2002.

What did you do before you started with us?

I’ve been a software developer for almost 15 years now, and the majority of that time was spent at a Bristol-based company called Netsight (who actually provided hosting services for Delib/Team Rubber back in the day!). More recently I co-founded a tech consultancy with a focus on making technology work for people.

What drew you to Delib?

My background at Netsight meant that I’ve crossed path with various Delib developers at conferences and events over the years. Earlier this year the pandemic forced me to explore alternative employment, so I got in touch.
I’ve long held the belief that everyone should benefit from and have access to good technology, and that those with the understanding and opportunity to take advantage of it have a responsibility to those that don’t. I’ve found a similar people-first approach to software at Delib, which helps me feel at home here.

What’s your favourite film? (Or top three, if you can’t pick just one)

Too hard to narrow it down! I’m a massive Star Wars and Marvel geek. Also pretty much anything by Christophers Nolan and McQuarrie.

What is the FIRST thing you’re going to do once COVID restrictions are lifted?

Another tricky question! It’s a tie between having my parents round for dinner (they live half an hour away, but I’ve hardly seen them for a year) and heading straight to the cinema to watch anything that’s on.

What are the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received?

One of my favourites: “You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.” —John Maxwell In a culture packed with noise and FOMO, I’m always on a mission to filter out distractions in order to focus on the things that are really important to me.
I can’t think of any bad advice at the moment!

Anything more to add?

It’s gone 5pm so my brain has started to shutdown. Nothing else I write here will be very intelligible!

Welcome aboard Matt, we’re happy to have you!