From his early days with lincoln logs to building custom ERP systems, Michael has always been a builder. With nearly 20 years experience designing & developing software, he loves sharing his knowledge with others and watching them excel. While still building custom applications for clients today, Michael has been spending considerable time pouring into others via his live-coding sessions on Twitch and talks at conferences & meet-ups.
When not in full-geek mode, Michael is a husband of nearly 20 years, father to three awesome kids, musician, and football fanatic.
Bald. Bearded. Builder.
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(To the tune of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right back
I’ll tell you how I became a dev for the full stack
In east Alabama born and raised
On the Compaq was where I spent most of my days
Chillin’ out maxin’ chattin’ all cool
Dialed up to AOL, logged in after school
Then some HTML when I was up really late
Started showing gifs that would animate
I made one little page and my mom’s voice raised
She said ‘You better use those tabs and stop with the spaces’