Mike began learning to program computers way back in 1981 in High School. The Data Processing teacher took pity on a young 9th grader and let him borrow time on the county's HP 2000 to teach himself BASIC. That experience grew into a passion for software development that has never waned. Though his career took a 10-year detour, he finally began writing software professionally in 1995. he's been doing that ever since. Today he's a Lead Software Engineer at Walt Disney World in Florida. At the start of the pandemic in 2020, he turned his commute time into writing time and published a few books, including his latest, Angular Advocate. Those books are available at Amazon.