People often call me Glass or Michael Glass (rather than simply Michael) because Michael has been ambiguous on every previous team I've been at. But generally: any nickname or mispronunciation you come up with is welcome.
My handle is mostly michaelglass (twitter, github, etc, etc)
When and Where
Based in Berlin
UTC +2 in summer, +1 in winter (looks like we're getting rid of DST soon, though)
Used to be based in San Francisco until I fell in love and followed my partner back to Germany
Loves to ride bikes. Took a 3-month tour a few years ago (With Theresa, my partner) from Tokyo to Seoul, plus a month in southern Taiwan
Happy to help you find a bicycle
Love pairing and can go too long. Warn me if I overstay my welcome, please.
Often feel like I am too forceful when navigating. "Do this, do that". Please help me self-regulate if you feel the same thing. I often ask and haven't received negative feedback but I still am sensitive to my own feeling.
Life and Career
Born in Washington DC, USA
Grew up in Atlanta, GA, USA
spent a year as a child in Geneva, Switzerland. Learned French. Subsequently forgot it.
University in New York City. Spent 8 years there. AMA
worked for an educational startup called MixedInk.
Moved to San Francisco because I was hella depressed. It helped!!
Worked at Scribd, then NoRedInk in SF. NoRedInk for 8 years. We grew from 2-100 people in that time, migrated from Rails to Elm and Haskell.
Moved to Berlin in 2015. Met Martin & Phillipa in Bratislava in early 2016.