I'm Michael Wales, a Full Stack Web Developer and Open Source Advocate. I live in the Chicagoland area, with my girlfriend (Daniele), and our three children (Zach, Tiara and Aiden). I enjoy all things technology related, from programming and web design to car audio and hobby electronics. When I'm not hard at work, you can usually find me settling down with a good book, catching up on my favorite TV shows, or out on the paintball field!
I'm currently the VP of Engineering for Moonrise where we're transforming the way in which people find extra work shifts (for that much needed KA-CHING) and how employers find these enthusiastic and reliable workers. The adventure of building a brand new company, its culture, community, and an amazing product - with a team of executives I admire - is a once in a lifetime opportunity!
My resume is available and details my previous roles at Udacity, Department of Defense contract roles, and my enlistment in the U.S. Air Force.