A self-described "general computer geek", Mike enjoys learning new computer and networking technology as it changes and evolves. With 15 years of network admin experience, he has handled deployments both large and small. Much of Mike's networking skill comes from the Windows world, working with VMWare, Citrix, AD, SQL Server and Exchange. But, at the end of the day, Mike also enjoys going home to his MacBook Pro.
Software development has always been a fun part of Mike’s life, at work or in spare time. He started developing in Q-Basic in 8th grade, took his first formal programming class in high school using Turbo Pascal, and since then has programmed in VB, C++, VB.net, PHP, and Objective-C.
Mike’s recent inspiration was Cocoa Bootcamp training at The Big Nerd Ranch, stoking his passion for mobile app development. After putting several iPhone apps into the App Store, he’s considering adding (gulp!) Android development into the mix. He’s not worried about OS and platform battles, as he’s come to believe in picking the best solution to solve the problem at hand.
One of Mike’s favorite projects has been building a fitness workout app for iPhone that posts workout stats to Facebook. If you could invent a way to combine coding with biking or roller skating, Mike would be the first in line to try it out…if not the one who developed it in the first place.