Matthew Gerring is a software developer and Java enthusiast working in the scientific software space for the last 15 years. He has worked for or with Diamond Light Source for the last five years doing data acquisition and data analysis. He is active in user interface and software architecture design and coding for DAWN (primarily), GDA and Control Eclipse RCP based products. Matthew has helped to develop the DAWN collaboration between the ESRF, Diamond and EMBL Grenoble. Matthew is a founder member in the Science working group, an international group of scientific facilities and academics, working together to deliver scientific software standards and share software.