About Mike

Software, Data & ML Engineer with 16 years experience developing, maintaining and operating secure, reliable & resiliant distributed enterprise systems. Proficient with Java, Go, Perl, JavaScript, Python & R working with Linux, Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Ansible & Docker.

Database migration specialist, particularly moving PostgreSQL & MariaDB/MySQL to the cloud and migrating from Oracle/MySQL to PostgreSQL. Performance tuner of PostgreSQL and MariaDB/MySQL databases.

Builder of scalable data platforms for streaming & predictive analytics. Technologies used include Hadoop, Spark, Beam, scikit-learn & TensorFlow including cloud hosted equivalents such as Amazon's EMR, Glue, SageMaker & Redshift and Google's Dataproc, Dataflow, Data Fusion & BigQuery.

Open Source contributor to PostgreSQL, YAWL and Terraform.

Public speaker giving talks about PostgreSQL, open source technologies, public clouds, data engineering & machine learning.

DAMA Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) - Associate DAMA Data Management Fundamentals Exam: Practitioner Level DAMA Data Management Fundamentals Exam: Master Level

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
AWS Certified Database - Specialty AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty
AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty AWS Certified Security - Specialty
AWS Certified Developer - Associate AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect Google Cloud Certified - Professional Data Engineer
Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Developer Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Security Engineer

Microsoft Certified - Azure Fundamentals

Client Testimonials

  • Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

    Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled
  • And through the window in the wall
    Come streaming in on sunlight wings
    A million bright ambassadors of morning

    Pink Floyd, Echoes
  • Evil is even,
    truth is an odd number
    and death is a full stop

    Flann O'Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds
  • I could be a genius if I just put my mind to it,
    And I,
    I could do anything if only I could get round to it

    PULP, Glory Days