About Me

Hi, I'm Matt Moderwell.

I am a developer and designer living in Chicago. My passion is crafting functional yet minimal works of many different forms.

See some of my public work on GitHub or read the blog about my adventures.


See the rest of my projects.

Auth | Spring 2018

AI powered user authentication.
Built using a Python backend for computer vision and frontend with Node.js.

Sage | Summer 2017

A web app telling you the important things of the day.
Built using Node.js, utilizing Express, Mongoose, EJS, and bcrypt.


Software engineer & data scientist at Nousot.

In ghost-mode building defer.ai, a data startup with a mission to make the world a better place.

CTO at Calibir, building a reimagined ed-tech platform that learns the way its users learn.

I have done freelance work and personal projects which can be found on my project page. I recently completed my undergraduate career at Northwestern University as a student & Division I soccer player.


Northwestern University class of 2020, Computer Science

I graduated in 2020 with a degree in computer science at Northwestern University.

Every day I look to grow as a developer & designer, but most importantly as a person. See what projects I've been working on and the new things I'm learning on my blog.


Currently focused on full-stack web development, machine learning, data science & data visualization.

Driven by a passion to learn. Other interests include quantum computing, embedded hardware, generative art, productivity, mindfulness & happiness.

Programming Languages

Full-stack web development with JavaScript

  • Node.js
  • React.js
  • Next.js for server-side rendering

Data science with Python

  • Pandas & NumPy
  • Tensorflow & Keras
  • XGBoost
  • Airflow


  • Version control with Git, Mercurial
  • NoSQL implemented by MongoDB
  • SQL implemented by PostgreSQL, Presto
  • Markdown, LaTeX
  • Design and media with the Adobe Creative Cloud