matthew ess

software developer, social justice warrior, wannabe artist


i'm an aspiring communist, a partner, and a software developer at yelp.

what's inspiring me now

wes anderson's isle of dogs

mitski's be the cowboy

thomas pynchon's gravity's rainbow

what i care about

as an aspirational communist, i think the most important tools are the ones that help workers organize and empower themselves. i want my software to be a tool for liberation, and i want to work on projects that embody that goal. reach out to mess [at] yelp [dot] com if you want to work on or discuss something.

"the philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. the point, however, is to change it."