When the power went out across large swaths of Texas in February, the deadly crisis exposed vulnerabilities from the grid level down to individual homes. Unwinterized power plants and fuel-supply systems failed under extreme conditions, constricting the state’s supply of electricity. At the same time, the demand for electricity…
John Matson is a Writer/Editor at RMI.
John has more than a decade of editorial experience across science journalism and technology content marketing. Prior to joining RMI, John spent five years at Datadog, a monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. He joined Datadog as a member of a nascent two-person writing team, producing deep-dive guides to complex technologies. Later, he ran and scaled the writing team while overseeing a growing video team as well. Previously, he worked at Mortar Data, a high-scale data analytics startup that was acquired by Datadog in 2015.
Before joining the software industry, John held a variety of staff positions at Scientific American magazine, including several years as a reporter and associate editor covering the space and physics beats.
Education & Awards
B.A., Mathematics, Pomona College
M.A., Journalism, New York University
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