Now

Hi, I’m Matt Button. I write this blog, work as a software developer at a financial technology company, and live in Wellington, New Zealand.

Here’s what I’m up to nowadays:

Work

I’m currently working as a software developer at a financial technology company in Wellington, New Zealand. Before that, I was Senior Developer / Development Team Lead at Contact Software. More details on my Linkedin page.

Writing

I write articles for this blog. In 2019, I’m aiming to publish at least one article a month.

Interested in learning about how I host this blog? You can read more about it here: How I host and update www.mattbutton.com on AWS with Cloudflare and Amazon S3 static website hosting

Spearfishing and Diving

I’m often out Spearfishing (freediving/snorkeling on a breath hold) around the Wellington south coast, and occasionally Scuba diving (lots of gear, and air tanks).

I catch my own fish while Spearfishing. During summer time, when the water is warmer, always have plenty of fish in my freezer.

Scuba Diving at Chumpon Pinnacle in Koh Tao

Art

I occasionally work on 3D graphics projects, taking a photo reference, and re-creating as a digital 3D scene.

Here’s one that I modeled in Blender and rendered in Unreal Engine 4

Art - Fontana More 3d Render

Beer

I like to make beer, and make a few batches per year. I’m no expert, or connoisseur, but I do like good beer.

In Wellington, New Zealand, we’re lucky to have The Occasional Brewer where you can make your own. The process is a level above home brewing - using their high-end equipment, well-refined recipes, and guidance, it’s hard to get it wrong. You can brew whatever you want from a wide range of options.

Beer - Oatmeal Stout

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