Hi there, I'm Mike. - 🔭 I’m currently working on big data engineering with Spark on k8s on AWS at [iSpot.tv](https://www.ispot.tv/). - 🌱 I’m focusing on mentoring and coaching my team to improve their skills and release awesome products. - 📚 I love to read - check out my list of books to see what I'm reading. - 🌎 I occasionally write blog posts about software engineering and other topics. ### Management and Software Engineering I consider myself to be a software engineer at heart. Nowadays I'm trying to do less code-writing and more of everything else: * Reading and learning. * Writing, writing, and more writing. * Thinking about design patterns and architecture (how do you scale k8s? what should we be researching?) * Mentoring and leading a team building products and shipping features * Hiring (!) ### Stuff I've Worked On * Django! My first internship and full-time job was at a startup that was built on top of Django. * Built an Android app for fun. It was much easier than multiple failed attempts of creating an iOS app. * Machine Learning. Just scratched the surface. Data cleansing and feature engineering really is 95% of the job. * Built a CHIP-8 emulator. It plays Pong and that's pretty much it. Maybe I'll work on a Gameboy emulator next. * Spark, Hadoop, Hive. On-prem, on Azure, on GCP, on AWS - you name it. Now we're running Spark on `k8s`. Also AWS EC2, EMR, ECS, EKS, Lambda, API Gateway, CodePipeline, VPC, IAM, CloudFormation, and plenty more acronyms. * Now, I'm an engineering manager, managing a team that does a lot of what I wrote about above! ### Everything Else My wife and I enjoy hiking, biking, traveling, and playing with our Shih Tzu.
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