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Michael Start

Software Engineering Manager

I found software engineering on a meandering path through other varied career choices. It ticks off many things I enjoy: technical efficiency, learning, people, and most importantly, creativity. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture and a minor in History of Science and Technology, I worked in graphic design before morphing into website development in 2008. My engineering career started at TEN7 Interactive, where I worked in Drupal and HTML email for four years, followed by growing my frontend skills at The Nerdery for five years. I joined Irish Titan in the summer of 2019.


B1O2 means that I get the opportunity to explore and learn in a new business context. As someone who was forced to graduate, this is a super cool part of my job. The O2 aspect means that I get to help people solve problems using whatever skills and experience I can bring to the table, and that’s personally very satisfying.