Michael is an experienced software developer, technologist and veteran of numerous Seattle software startups. His passion is Ruby, and Ruby on Rails and in building scalable web applications with clean, elegant code. He is also a contributor to the open source software community.
Michael’s roots are in Michigan and Austin, Texas where he holds Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Business Administration. It was in Austin where Michael formed the opinion that ‘if it’s not in a tortilla, it’snot worth eating.’
He has also done stints as a bartender, musician, and songwriter where he made absolutely no money. When he’s not shredding on Ruby code, he enjoys shredding on his guitars in his home in West Seattle with his wife and son and their two cats (who prefer shredding furniture).