I am Michael, a software developer with a history in Classics and History of Ideas.
Currently I move with the domain of big data infrastructure and cloud development as a Data Engineer in Computas.
With a PhD in Classics (Greek and Latin philosophy in particular) I have moved between old-fashioned textual scholarship and modern software development for years. I develop my own tools and methods for working with different types of knowledge, so far mostly in complex literary and philosophical texts. I still contribute to some Open Source projects within the Digital Humanities within the SCTA project .
As a classically trained philosopher I have very good communication skills and advanced skills in analysing and solving problems of knowledge, texts, and language across a wide range of domains.
By working on the intersection between classical humanities and software engineering I have developed some important skills.
Excited as I am about tech I always want to use the right tool for the job, not least when that requires me to take up new languages, technologies, or approaches. Some of my main tools so far have been:
Aside from Google Cloud Platform I have experience running and administrating software and data on Amazon Web Services, Heroku, and DigitalOcean.
I wield the typical toolset of a moderne developer, including git (including GitHub, Gitlab, Bitbucket), Docker, CI/CD tools, package mangement systems and much more.