Michael has been very active within the Joomla! Community since building his first site in February 2010. He has contributed hundreds of hours supporting to the Joomla! project via the Bug Squad, spending time on the Joomla! Forums, and helping to enhance the Joomla! Platform. One of his biggest contributions to date is working on migrating and integrating the Smart Search component into Joomla! 2.5. His contributions to the community have been recognized with the 2012 J!OSCAR "GitHub Junkie" Award. Michael joined the Production Leadership Team in November 2012 and is currently leading development on a new issue tracker system for the Joomla! CMS in addition to helping to maintain and improve the code in the CMS and Framework.
When he isn't working on core code, he can be found working on his own set of extensions, opinionating on Twitter, or out in the real world enjoying the sights and sounds of wherever he may be at the time.