Hello! I’m Mike, a front-end web developer currently living in San Jose. In 2010, I was working as a lab technician and questioning my life choices. I spent 8 months studying Java on my own and was eventually able to throw away all my education and experience to start a new career in software development. I currently work at Google on the Google for Work team as a UX Engineer.

Why start another technical blog, when it seems like everyone and their mother has one? I’ve found so much help from others in this field that have done the same, and I hope it will perhaps convince some newer developers that there are lots of people struggling to figure it all out.

It should go without saying in this industry but I don’t consider myself to be an expert on any of the stuff I talk about, nor do I claim to be a very good teacher. All the non-obvious stuff I say should be taken with a grain of salt, and I’m always open to hearing alternative mindsets.