Mike Dijkstra has been designing and building digital products for more than a decade.


Since 2023
Head of Product and Engineering at Climate Salad
Climate Salad helps Australian Climate Tech companies succeed through community. I joined as the first technical hire to build out the Members platform to help Climate Salad members connect, find talent and gain investment; as well as build out the industry data platform.
2022 - 2023
Senior Software Engineer at Alta
Alta builds Virtual Reality worlds with their flagship product being the VR game A Township Tale. I joined as the first dedicated Front-end web hire and took over the UX, design and development of the marketing website and windows game launcher and lead two new web applications: The Township Tavern and Internal HQ.
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).
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
Storyberg was a Lean Kanban Management Tool which helped people build a more successful startup by following the Lean Startup process. Storyberg was accepted into Startmate.
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.