About yearofmoo
& Matias Niemelä

Narrated By His Minions, The Mookins

Once upon a time...

in the far away land of CANADA, a strange man created a blog...

yearofmoo.com is an enhanced blog for programmers to learn about web development, computer science, software design and nerd psychology.

The Purpose of this blog is:

To help you go from being a novice coder to a proficient, super intelligent programming machine. If front-end web development, backend web development, algorithms, testing and programming languages sound interesting then this blog is for you.

We Focus On

  1. angular
  2. animation
  3. design
  4. html5
  5. javascript
  6. ruby
  7. css
  8. testing

He is our master we love him. OOUUR

Matias works for Google as a core developer on the AngularJS project. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Open-Source & Web Technologies

Matias contributes to a large open-source project called AngularJS for both versions 1 and 2 as well as Material Design. He is very passionate about what he does and is working hard to supercharge how animations work on the web.


Speaking Events & Workshops

Matias has travelled to mysterious lands to share his wisdom amongst his tribesmen.

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We Live Here!
  1. San Francisco
  2. Mountain View
  3. San Jose
  4. Utah
  5. Vegas
  6. Toronto
  7. Boston
  8. St. Louis
  9. Chicago
  10. Winnipeg
  11. Helsinki
  12. London
  13. Aarhus
  14. Copenhagen
  15. Amsterdam
  16. Paris
  17. Tokyo

Average Breakdown of a Week in the Life of Matias:

15% Blogging
20% Meditation, Reading, Chilling, Exercising
50% Programming
15% Speaking, Teaching & Blogging

3 Creative things about Matias:

  • 80% of the books on his shelf have never been touched (They're just there for show.)
  • Over THREE LITRES of kombucha consumed per week
  • Lived & Worked in THREE different countries
    California, USA!
    Helsinki, Finland!
    Toronto, Canada!