Ever since Michael (aka Mikey) learned how to boss computers around with QuickBASIC (a good 20 years ago), he was hooked. Oddly enough, he decided to get a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience from Emory University, work as an EMT-I, and then take up residency behind Apple’s Genius Bar before getting back to his first love. But as they say, better late than never.
These days, Mikey’s programming with C, C++, PHP and Objective-C. He also organizes the Atlanta Chapter of CocoaHeads, a worldwide group devoted to discussion of Apple’s Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac and iOS devices. With all that on his plate, it’s no wonder Mikey keeps his day going with near-lethal doses of caffeine and a fridge stocked with his favorite condiments - ketchup, grated parmesan, Bac-O’s, and unicorn tears.