My name is Mike Minutillo.

I’m a software engineer, a solution architect, a team lead, and a speaker.

I have 18 years of industry experience building custom software solutions.

Since 2015, I have worked from home in Perth Western Australia, for Particular Software.

I track my finances with a custom LINQPad script.

When I was 10 years old I wanted to be an astronaut, or a fantasy author. Then my parents purchased me my first computer. It was an Amstrad CPC 6128 (I still have it). In order to play games on it, I had to type them in from magazines.

I was hooked. Once per month, I would ride my bike to a local news agency, to grab the latest Amstrad Action magazine which had come all the way from England. I learned to code, but more importantly I learned to debug. Copying text by hand from a magazine to a machine’s memory is … lossy.

I learned patience (a valuable skill now that I have 3 kids).

When I’m not coding, I am likely to be playing a tabletop game somewhere. I have an extensive collection that may be outgrowing my shelving. My favorites at the moment are Gloomhaven, Scythe, and Terraforming Mars.

Since December 2013, I have been tracking Kickstarter Campaigns in the Tabletop Games category for kickthetable.com.

I track every TV show I watch. I’ll watch almost anything fantasy/sci-fi themed. I should probably do the same for movies watched, books read, and games played.