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Hi, so I should probably start by introducing myself. My name is Matt, I'm a web developer from London.

I'm going to try to keep this entry short and sweet, with a quick overview of everything, I guess it’s like tapas, in a sense.

I've been coding in some shape or form for around 10 years. For the last couple years I've focused on C# MVC .net development, It’s a very exciting time to be a .net developer, especially with the massive variety of quality services becoming available all the time.

I read programming blogs every day, they are my biggest source of knowledge, I'll throw together another blog entry on a collection of useful blogs. Anyway, for a while I have toyed with the idea of starting my own blog, as you can see; I finally bit the bullet and decided to do it.

I don’t really think of myself as a particularly good writer, but I reckon if I keep this up then that will improve, which will be no bad thing.

So some personal stuff:

This is me

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I grew up in a town called Epsom in Surrey. I studied at Roehampton University and moved to London. You can usually catch me hanging around the markets, coffee shops and pubs from Shadwell to Dalston. Most of my employers have been based around Silicon Roundabout (areas surrounding old street), but it seems at the momment that more companies are moving out of the area than moving in, it will be interesting to see the dynamic change over then next couple of years.

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I've worked in a vareity of different industries including: Hotel front of house and reservation systems, music, media, fashion, ecommerce, finance apps and tracking. Most have been C# .net SQL type of stuff and all relitevely small teams.

My social networks can tell a more comprehensive story than I can, links to some of these can be found to the right of the article (bottom on mobile) or follow this link for my personal page.

So what’s with the name? Panda was always a nickname at school, I can’t really remember where or when it exactly came about, but it did, and it seemed to follow me around. So, I smashed a vaguely technical word and my nickname together and SiliconPanda was born.

Well thats it from me for now...

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