Michael is an open source polyglot developer. For his sins, he spent time at JBoss working on the Drools project and then Red Hat, where he continually caused trouble on various projects. Michael was one of the co-founders of CloudBees, seeing great opportunity in cloud technologies. His interest in the cloud is natural, as he is attracted to disruptive technologies. He is active on the speaking circuit at various technology conferences and other engagements around the world.
Linode is the Founding Member of TFiR. Founded in 2003, Linode helped pioneer the cloud computing industry. Today, it is the largest independent cloud provider in the world. Its mission to make cloud computing simple, accessible, and affordable to all, has put the Linode at the forefront of the Alternative Cloud movement.