Matthew McCormick is a open source, medical imaging researcher working at Kitware, Inc. Matt is an active, contributing member of scientific open source software efforts such as the Insight Toolkit (ITK) and scientific Python (SciPy) communities. He received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on biomechanics from Marquette University in 2005. While at Marquette, he engaged in an internship at Boston Scientific Corporation working on peripheral vascular nitinol stents. He continued his studies in Biomedical Engineering in the doctorate program, receiving a PhD in 2011, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where his research covered not only on vascular mechanics, but also signal processing, medical imaging physics, and computing. Matt is a advocate for The Open Source Way and its potential to improve scientific practice. That is, the scientific reproducibilty and impact advancements possible through open access articles, open data, and open source code made available in a distributed manner. And, proper acknowledgement for the value these contributions create.