John Matson

John Matson is Senior Editor at RMI.


John has more than 15 years 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