Mike Dijkstra is a product-minded software developer with more than 12 years experience working across the entire product stack.

Since 2022
Senior Software Engineer at Alta
We aim to build worlds which are accessible to players and have depth and infinite replayability for players. Our long-term objective is to be a global destination from the player’s around the world to enjoy game worlds that they always dreamt about.
2019 - 2022
Platform Developer at Calibre
As Platform Developer for Calibre I worked across the entire product stack, from the marketing site (built with Next.JS), the web application (Ruby on Rails with React) to the Calibre Test Agent (written in Node.JS).
2018
Lead Front-end Engineer at Q-CTRL
As Lead Front-end Engineer at Q-CTRL I was involved in the conception and build of BLACK OPAL for Alpha, Beta and public release. I started at Q-CTRL in a joint Product and Lead Front-end Engineer role before any application had been built. It was my responsibility to take the ideas from the CEO and bring them together into an application called BLACK OPAL.
2014 - 2018
Freelance Web and Mobile Developer
Working directly with designers such as Jacob and Jake from XXIX and Wade Jeffree and Leta Sobierajski from Ikko Ikko, I developed websites and applications for clients all over the world including Dropbox, BuzzFeed, AIG Eye on Design, Rough Trade.
2014 - 2021
Co-Founder and CTO of Small Victories
Small Victories turns a Dropbox folder into a website. The application is built in Ruby on Rails and authenticates and integrates with Dropbox. Unit and integration tests are written in Rspec.
2014 - 2019
Co-Founder and CTO of Wise
Wise is a shared reading list for teams built in Ruby on Rails making use of Turbolinks for fast page loads and transitions. The app authenticates and integrates with Slack. Unit and integration tests are written in Rspec.
2013 - 2014
Head of Product at PwC Australia
As Head of Product I was in charge of Product Management and Web Development for PwC Australia’s Digital Ventures.
2012 - 2013
Co-Founder of Storyberg
As Head of Product I was in charge of Product Management and Web Development for PwC Australia’s Digital Ventures.
2011 - 2012
Lean Product Mananger at Pollenizer
Pollenizer was Australia&rquo;s first and largest startup incubator. During my time at Pollenizer I worked as founding product manager on a number of new ventures including:
  • Wooboard, an employee recognition platform
  • Pygg, a peer-to-peer payment platform.
  • Unrenovated, a site exclusively for unrenovated properties in Sydney’s Inner West. Ryuu, an app putting you back in control, so you can reach your full potential and be more productive, every day. GetListed, a social recruitment website that works on personal recommendations.
I also led the inaugural Lean Product Manager course through Pollenizer Academy and spoke at the Sydney Lean Startup Machine weekend.
2009 - 2011
Freelance Web Developer
Working directly with clients to build websites and applications using PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Ruby on Rails.