Profile - Matthew Gertner - AllPeers

Matthew Gertner is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of AllPeers, a P2P filesharing application based on the Firefox platform. He is a Brit by birth, an American by upbringing and a European by choice, having spent the last 15 years living in Paris, Hamburg and Prague (where he now resides).

He has degrees in Computer Science and Linguistics and a strong interest in understanding the inner workings of the human mind and how to emulate wetware using software. He is also analyzing large scale human collaboration, determining the effects of file sharing and decentralized distribution of digital media.

In his professional persona he is first and foremost a software developer, mainly in C++ although hes written some large applications in Java and C#. Occasionally he is also forced to interact with other people. When hes not working he is an avid cook and a dangerously obsessive player of backgammon and golf.


(Source: Media in Transition 2007)