A big data specialist residing in Johannesburg, South Africa with 14 years of experience in various areas of software development include enterprise, mobile and database application. Michael currently holds a Big Data Tech Specialist role in StructureIT where he uses software and big data technologies to build a data platform used by financial institutions for make financial research and investment decisions. His passion includes learning new technologies, implementing enterprise software and/or data systems and sharing the knowledge.
For the past four years, Michael has also been a Hadoop and Big data instructor/trainer at Dezyre (.com) academy where has trained over 300 students in 4 different continents in various topics like Hadoop, NoSQL and other big data technologies. These training sessions usually take place in form of a small group of individuals or in a one-on-one webinar meeting.
When he is not writing or learning software, Michael spends most of his time with family, or writing and producing Music with his wife.