Matthew grew up spending 12 years in Botswana, then lived a year in Papua New Guinea. Thereafter they moved to Pretoria and eventually to Kleinbrak in the Garden Route where he finished Primary school and Highschool in George. Matthew completed both his undergraduate degree and Honours in Computer Science at the Stellenbosch University. In his free time, Matthew enjoys cooking, running, hiking and exploring new wine farms and restaurants with his partner. He can often be found playing games at home like most typical programmers.