Mike works as Software Engineering Lead for Elsevier in Oxford working on the SSRN Open Science Publishing Platform. Since graduating in 1993, he has worked principally as a software engineer but also has experience of general IT management. He has been an avid fan of using Agile, XP and Lean methodologies for software engineering for the last seven years or so. He has also worked with free software since the early nineties and is a strong advocate of the free software movement (although his MacBook is his current weakness).
In addition to software development, Mike has also been involved in planning, producing and providing technical and sound facilities for many live events, including BarnCamp, a weekend of free software and alternative technology workshops held deep in the Welsh Borders. Being from Somerset, he is also an avid fan of West Country cider, and believes that the cider from Somerset is the best. Mike is also an avid camp-fire musician and can be regularly found jamming on guitar, guitarlele, or bouzouki.