👋 Hello! I'm Matt Spear.
As an iOS Engineer with a rich experience of over 6 years and an innate curiosity that led me to build my first app in 2015, I thrive at the intersection of innovation, learning, and technology.
With a Computer Science degree from the University of Manchester, my portfolio boasts an array of projects, including aiexperiments.co, which allows you to explore AI through real-world examples; swiftly.so, streamlining prototyping for your creative ideas; and learnso.co, a personalised learning platform.
My achievements include interning at Apple in Developer Relations, where I had the privilege of traveling and assisting developers globally in adopting new technologies. My accelerated learning at Apple honed my ability to share knowledge effectively. My relentless pursuit of excellence also earned me 3x WWDC Student Scholarships and an App Store feature for one of my apps. As a Research Assistant at the University of Manchester, I contributed to the SLAM/computer vision space with a published paper.
My mentoring journey began organically. I was once an attendee at CodeUp, where I was helped to build my first iOS app. The experience was transformative, and later, I returned to CodeUp as a mentor. Since then, I have relished every opportunity to share knowledge through talks, workshops, and one-on-one sessions.
My mentoring style is goal-oriented, collaborative, and adaptive. I believe in having a clear objective, whether it’s launching an app, building an MVP, or working through a course. I cherish the process of diving into problems as equals, learning alongside my mentees, and sharing resources and tools generously. My ultimate aim is to create immense value, and I eagerly adapt my style based on mentee feedback.
I specialise in iOS development (Swift, SwiftUI), AI (Python, OpenAI, Langchain, Fast.ai), Fullstack web development (Next.js, Typescript, T3 stack), among other technologies. If you’re looking to set career goals, build products, learn new tools, or need a partner in navigating the thrilling world of tech, let’s connect and embark on this journey together! 🚀
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