Andrey Salomatin

Coder turned product manager and founder. Hobbyist musician.

I design and build software. I helped make products like Polychops, Matterway and Mindojo.

I organize meetups and conferences. I was involved in MoscowJS, Kaizen Berlin and Frontend Union Conf.

Currently, I’m running an audio-effect pedal shop in Berlin called Pedal Markt and do freelance consultancy work.

I also write, speak and podcast about things.

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Polychops / Software for musicians

Polychops is a fun practice tool for musicians.

It’s a personal passion of mine. It started off with an idea for a polyrhythmic metronome and evolved into a drum machine and a looper that work in your web browser.

I’m still working on the app in my free time, doing research, ideation and implementation.

Polychops launched in September 2018.

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Matterway / B2B SaaS

Making software at work usable.

With Matterway we developed a technology that allows customers to build ergonomic applications on top of their existing systems of record. Fast.

I joined the company early on and helped define and implement the product. By the time I left, Matterway had raised two rounds of funding and 30% of DAX companies were our customers or doing pilots with us.

Mindojo / EdTech

Mindojo is an adaptive e-learning platform.

The early version of the product is a GMAT preparation app published by The Economist journal.

I joined the company as a full-stack developer and worked on the Artificial Intelligence learning platform.

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Recent blog posts

Building offline-first web and mobile apps using event-sourcing

An interactive practical guide to building local-first and real-time applications using event-sourcing.

Control and effort in API design

Building graphical user interfaces is hard. One of the reasons is poor API design. Specifically poor balance of control vs effort over the set of use cases.

Open-sourcing the Meetup

Increasingly meetups are dependent on platforms like and Facebook. Is it the best option? Let’s imagine an open-source version of meetup software.

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Eliyahu Goldratt

Theory of Constraints, Critical Chain Project management, Thinking Processes

Genrich Altshuller

Algorithm of inventive problems solving

Kent Beck

Test-Driven-Development and Extreme Programming

Joshua Bloch

Programming languages and API design

Christopher Alexander

Living Structure and Fit