Michael owns and operates Inkling Research, a consulting group of technical specialists. His work experience includes systems administration, application and operating system development, and the design and deployment of several network and storage-based systems. Michael is a seasoned instructor with 18 years experience in training, course development, mentoring, and practice management. His educational credentials include a B.A. from UC Davis, an M.A from Kent State University, and doctoral coursework at Claremont Graduate School.

Michael has presented at various conferences, including JavaOne, Java University, and The Server-Side Java Symposium. He has recently written Java SE 7 Programming Essentials for Sybex-Wiley and OCA Oracle Solaris 11 Systems Administrator for Oracle Press. Michael lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife, Jocelyn, and regularly practices the Korean martial art form, Kung Jung Mu Sul.

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