Matt started programming in BASIC on the BBC Micro when he was about 11 years old, and has been programming for a living since 1997.
He’s the lead developer on Cucumber-Ruby, the open source tool for running executable specifications that help bridge the communication gap between business stakeholders, testers and developers. He’s co-author of two books on Cucumber, The Cucumber Book with Aslak HellesÃ¸y and Cucumber Recipes with Ian Dees and Aslak HellesÃ¸y.
Along with Aslak HellesÃ¸y and Julien Biezemans, Matt runs Cucumber Limited, the company behind the popular family of open-source tools that include Cucumber-Ruby, Cucumber-JVM, Cucumber-JS, Cucumber-CPP as well as the Gherkin parser that powers SpecFlow for .NET. The company also run a paid-for service called Cucumber Pro that offers a collaborative platform for teams using Cucumber.
Matt is a founder of the Kickstart Academy which provides training and consulting to teams learning to use Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and other advanced agile practices.
He lives on the west coast of Scotland with his wife, two boys, two cats and a few chickens.