Hi, Internet!

Photo of Matt, wearing sunglasses, smiling outside in front of a glass building.

My name is Matthew Riley MacPherson, but people call me tofumatt.

I’m some guy who rides motorcycles, writes a blog, and works on free software.

About me

I’m a software developer from Canada 🇨🇦, currently living in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. I love Thai food, open source, and vintage motorcycles.

I have no discernible circadian rhythm and I never get jet-lag. I’m frequently coding in airports. Oh, and I sometimes find graphic designers cute.

Current Projects

localForage
Offline storage in JavaScript, improved. I’m the author and co-maintainer of localForage, used in production on sites like WordPress.com, addons.mozilla.org, and mobile.twitter.com.
WordPress Core/Gutenberg
I’m the Accessibility Release Lead for WordPress 5.0, a WordPress Core Committer, and member of the Gutenberg development team. Gutenberg is a ground-up rewrite of the WordPress editing experience. It’s developed on GitHub, written using React, and boasts an entirely new, extensible editing experience. It ships in WordPress 5.0 as the default editor, to over 30% of all websites on the Internet.
Conference Katamari
SIX IS THE LIMIT. The golden conference rule.

Contact

You can email me if you want to get in touch. If you want updates from my blog you can follow me on Twitter, but I don’t use Twitter much.