“ the team that delivers”
At Salsita we have a simple philosophy: great programmers write great code. So we strive to create an environment where great programmers want to work, with exceptional benefits, cutting edge development processes, interesting and challenging projects, and a marked lack of useless bureaucracy. Our developers generally have a C++ or Java background, a computer science degree (Masters abound, with a few PhDs as well) and a healthy curiosity and desire to learn about new technology.
About Our Founder
Matthew Gertner, Salsita's founder and CEO, was born in London and grew up on the East Coast of the United States. He began programming on his father's Hewlett Packard calculator at the tender age of nine, and went on to study Computer Science and Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. A lifelong fan of European languages, culture and cuisine, he moved to Paris in 1992.
Stints as a software developer and then project manager led him to Hamburg, Germany, where he lived and worked for three years. He then moved to Prague to start a software services business called Schemantix. Schemantix rode the highs of the dot com boom, most notably as a supplier of services and technology to Commerce One, a leading business-to-business platform company and one of the period's brightest stars. Matthew was blown away by the breadth and depth of the software development talent in the Czech Republic, and he has settled permanently in the country with his Czech wife and their baby daughter.
In 2005, Matthew founded AllPeers, which developed and marketed a Firefox extension for creating private peer-to-peer sharing networks. At the time, the extension was easily one of the most ambitious and sophisticated ever developed and won awards from prestigious publications such as PC World, Wired and CNet's Webware.
Matthew writes about a wide range of technological topics as the primary author of the Salsita blog. He has given talks at a number of leading industry conferences including OSCON, Media in Transition, FOSDEM, Reboot and FooCamp.