Michael Jolley standing in front of a brick wall.

About Michael Jolley

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.

Every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 2pm ET/6pm UTC, you can find Michael hosting a live-coding Twitch stream at https://twitch.tv/BaldBeardedBuilder. Each stream Michael and viewers work on projects using .NET, JavaScript, TypeScript, C++ and more.

Heroines of JavaScript

Every other Sunday, the stream is taken over by Michael’s 13 & 10 year old daughters as they interview the Heroines of JavaScript.

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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’