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Hey, I'm Mike.

I help people build in-demand tech skills

I'm an entrepreneur, advisor, and mentor for people working with cloud-native technologies.

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About Mike

I'm the founder of CloudSkills.io, a technical advisor, author, and mentor for people working with cloud-native technologies.

I broke into the IT industry in the late 1990's when someone took a chance on me. Although I had no experience, I landed my first job answering calls on the help desk. I quickly became obsessed.

Fast forward to today, and I've worked for tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon, and have founded two successful consulting companies. I’ve been paid to speak on stage at events around the world. I’ve published four books and have created over twenty-five online courses that have reached more than 300,000 learners on platforms including Pluralsight, LinkedIn Learning, and O’Reilly Media. I'm the host of the CloudSkills.fm podcast which reaches listeners in over 140 countries, and I'm proud to be recognized as a Microsoft Azure MVP.

I believe that anyone can create a successful career in the tech industry and my goal is to shorten that learning curve for others.

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