Mat Witts

As co-founder and director of YUJ CIC and XP-IT my job is to maintain oversight on project coordination, systems development, compliance, public advocacy and engagement and other key operations such as financial control.

I spend most of my time on systems-based learning projects, pursuing a strong research interest in solving complex problems whilst designing and developing Web applications with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) such as Linux, Apache (X)HTML(5), CSS, JavaScript, (My)SQL(i), PHP, jQuery, Bootstrap, Angular and XML.

I've over fifteen years experience as a lead decision-maker, company director, systems developer and administrator mainly in the micro (start-up), small, social and community (charitable) enterprise sectors.

With some of my work now reaching the public eye, I am used to fielding and responding to both support and criticism.

YUJ.IT is a fascinating opportunity to shape the political, social, economic and philosophical landscape together and make a positive impact on the choices we make in complimentary health, technical and vocational education and wellbeing.

Specific Technical Skills

  • Expert knowledge of systems and network administration for Linux, POP and IMAP mail, Apache, Tomcat, Geoserver and SQL database servers etc.
  • Expert knowledge of API's from all the usual suspects: Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple Developer and Amazon.
  • In-depth knowledge of many popular web packages (Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, CiviCRM, Wiki, Concrete5, phpList, OSCommerce, Zen Cart and many others)
  • Knowledge of network and system security issues
  • Knowledge of Git and other version control systems

Other Competences

  • Ability to work as part of a team and to handle and coordinate contributions from volunteers
  • Always Any time after about 10am I'm up for an argument discussion on a variety of Worldviews, faiths and attitudes
  • High IQ (MENSA standardized test - top 4%)