Matthew Gerring

Mission-driven engineer, artist & team leader, focused on climate change mitigation at scale. +1 (510) 612‑1573


At Arcadia, I founded the Utility Tariff Data Squad, responsible for acquiring, modeling, and publishing electricity tariff data for every US electric utility. As founding engineering and product manager, I led remote teams from Latin America to the Philippines to India. My work included prototyping an AI tariff document extraction system by fine-tuning an open-source model with proprietary data.

At Genability, I co-created a new customer facing role, providing custom technical solutions to climate tech companies. I led needs-finding sessions with customers, led research and prototyping efforts, and delivered functional software, documentation, and implementation guidance.

I am a co-founder of Swing Shift Studio, an immersive theater and art fabrication company. Since 2019, I have led multiple large-scale projects through development, fundraising, production and performance. I have led teams of 30+ people and managed budgets up to $25,000. Our work has shown in several West Coast art festivals and self-produced exhibitions.

As editor of Street Sheet, I led a design refresh of the newspaper and a marketing campaign to promote it. I won competitive grant funding, led a committee of seven people, collaborated with a designer on a new logo and visual design, created an ad concept and wrote copy, earned local media exposure, and organized a successful launch event.


Programming languages JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Ruby, Java, Arduino, HTML, CSS

Frameworks, Libraries & Tools React, Redux, GraphQL, Django, Express, Flask, Rails, Svelte, Spring, Pandas, Leaflet

Hardware DC power systems (solar + batteries), low-voltage DC circuits, microcontrollers (Arduino/ESP32/RPi), AC power distribution, motor control, CAD

Digital Media Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Audacity, Final Cut, OBS

Work Experience

Staff Positions


Product Manager IV November 2022 - April 2023

Founder of Utility Tariff Data Squad. Led remote teams in three time zones on internal tariff data tools. Led user research sessions, built prototypes, and shipped new features to improve operations efficiency and throughpout.

Software Engineer IV September 2021 - November 2022

Full-stack engineering for internal tariff data modeling tools. Designed, built and shipped integration features across multiple services from newly-acquired companies, written in a combination of Rails, Python, Typescript, GraphQL, and React, enabling new capabilities for Arcadia’s Arc platform.

Genability (acquired by Arcadia)

Solutions Engineer June 2020 - September 2021

Led customer needs-finding sessions and built custom technical solutions for Genability customers. Led architecture and engineering of new tariff modeling tools built in React and Typescript, including management of three remote engineers, to reduce maintenance overhead and increase operations efficiency.

Software Enginer December 2014 - August 2016

Built front-end interfaces to Genability’s APIs. Designed and implemented interactive data visualizations using D3 and Angular, illustrating complex energy usage and cost data. Designed & built re-usable component system, enabling rapid composition of new visualizations.

Street Sheet

Editor-in-Chief December 2013 - February 2015

Managed all content, layout, and printing of bi-weekly newspaper, distributed for free to low-income & unhoused vendors. Recruited and trained volunteer contributors. Coordinated vendor program. Led design refresh and marketing campaign. Increased vendor revenue by increasing suggested donation amount and providing free vendor uniforms.


Freelance Software Engineer

2007 - present

I provide full-stack software engineering services to businesses, universities and nonprofits, specializing in data visualization and online publishing. Key recent projects include:


Swing Shift Studio

Co-founder February 2019

I produce, design and fabricate immersive theatre installations, integrating a wide variety of creative disciplines. My roles have included development, fundraising, team management, construction, writing, audio production, lighting design, embedded systems programming, animatronics, graphic design, logistics, live performance, and more.


San Jose State University

Bachelors of Science, Journalism

Climatebase Fellowship

Cohort 4 Winter 2023

Led peer education session on electricty pricing data.

Sunlight Foundation

Internship Summer 2011

Contributed to public-facing projects and internal tools such as Sarah’s Inbox, Cluster Explorer, and Muni Words. Wrote blog posts exploring money in politics.