Creative Code Instructor
Michael is an engineer, team builder, and artist who is passionate about finding simple solutions to complex problems. He has spent his career helping startups build their core technologies and teams from the ground up. He has built everything from interactive computer network visualizations to zero-maintenance, solar-powered PCs for remote villages in Africa.
As an artist, Michael is interested in making tangible, technological artifacts that do not reveal their inner workings or intentions. This presents opportunities to showcase the power of technology as an instrument of both joy and misery. His aesthetic is best described as minimalist.
Michael holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA (with a focus in network protocols) and a B.A. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.