Hi, I’m Max.

I’m a software developer in Cardiff, Wales. Originally from Birmingham where I grew up and worked for Podnosh after graduating with a 2:1 in Music Informatics from the University of Sussex. I now live in Cardiff and work as a senior developer for Substrakt. I also run GraphHost an IaaS for the neo4j graph database.

I’ve worked on projects big and small for everyone from non-profits, charities and enterprise-level applications. I love writing carefully crafted code with an emphasis on maintainability. I love to read and learn. Often about programming but often about wider issues too.

I spend a lot of time encouraging younger people in to programming. I’ve worked with Young Rewired State and many schools around Britain getting their students in to coding.

Skills, Experience and Ability


  • iOS/Objective-C
  • Ruby on Rails
  • JavaScript (Angular/Backbone)


  • Git
  • Test-driven development
  • Agile (Scrum)

Get in touch…

Email me at max_woolf [at] me [dot] com

Find me on Twitter and GitHub @maxehmookau


While working with Max at Podnosh it would be hard to find fault. He never failed to deliver and often exceeded expectations.

Max is a superstar.

Max was both tremendously engaged with his work and conscientious about the needs of his team mates – a lovely person to work with and positive role model in the team.