Mike's Work

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By day a Developer Advocate for IBM Watson Data Platform, by night a Developer Advocate for IBM Watson Data Platform who does community stuff. My job is to promote all of the Open Source Databases that we provide, bringing IBM Cloudant, Compose.com, and other data platforms to the builders through developer relations and authentic outreach.

I founded //ackference in 2013 and it's been running every year ever since. I'm proud to say that it's a three-day event: a single day multitrack polyglot developer conference, followed by a weekend-long open hackathon.

//ackference has always been run on the principle of Learn, Build, Share, an ethos first developed by Geeks of London for Hacked.io, creating an environment in which young and senior developers alike can flourish and grow both their skills and knowledge.