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Michael Dowden
Software Architecture Lead

CSpring

Michael Dowden

Michael Dowden is Senior Principal Consultant & Software Architecture Lead for CSpring, Product Architect for start-up incubator Andromeda, and operates his own design & development studio, M2D2. Since 1992 he has provided a full range of full-stack technology and consulting services to more than 60 companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 100.

As a software developer and architect Michael focuses on the K.I.S.S. principle, keeping systems as simple as possible (but no simpler). Michael is passionate about lightweight frameworks in both both Java and JavaScript ecosystems, often pointing out that Java is to JavaScript as Car is to Carrot. As an MBA he focuses on solutions that provide true business value and always works to improve collaboration and communication between teams.

Since 2012 Michael has been active in helping other developers grow in their career, spending 4 years organizing the Indianapolis Java User Group, teaching both Java and JavaScript for Eleven Fifty Academy, and currently developing a Java cryptography course for Pluralsight. His book Programming Languages ABC++ has sold more than 20,000 copies and has made its way into elementary schools across Indiana. Michael also speaks at conferences including Code PaLOUsa, Indiana IT Symposium, and the inaugural Indy.Code().

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A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on March 28 - 30, 2018 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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