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Michael Salera

Entrepreneur • Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

• Software Architect, technologist, for web and web-mobile. • Mentor for other Develoeprs • Community builder

• Software Architect, technologist, for web and web-mobile. • Mentor for other Develoeprs • Community builder

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Back End Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In


Software Development Lead Teachscape January 2013 - May 2015
Lead Software Engineer Teachscape 2013 - 2015
Software Architect March 2012 - December 2012
Adjunct Instructor UC Berkeley August 2011 - September 2012
Senior Software Engineer Taulia Inc. March 2011 - April 2012
Technical Lead Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco March 2008 - March 2011
Consultant u2i May 2004 - January 2006
Java & Ruby Developer/Consultant HSBC Global Banking and Markets 2004 - 2005
Senior Software Engineer MetLife August 2003 - April 2004
Sr. Java Developer/Consultant - Digital Services Sony Music Entertainment June 2002 - July 2003
Senior Software Engineer Atriax LLC March 2001 - April 2002
Technical Lead / Senior Software Engineer Starpoint Solutions 2000 - 2001
Software Engineer MetaMatrix April 1999 - March 2000
Java Application Developer Swiss Re 1996 - 1998
Consultant Unix Engineering JPMorgan Chase & Co. 1994 - 1995
Senior Consultant Accenture September 1992 - May 1994


University of California, Berkeley 2010 - 2013
New York University Computer Science, Philosophy (Minor) 1988 - 1992

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Looking for mentoring in the area of eng. / tech management.
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

REST • SCRUM • Spring • Agile Methodologies • Hibernate

Key Accomplishments

My background as a builder of technology platforms and applications.

Not only for start-ups but also for well established companies financial services, media, government agencies.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

CTO-level experience, very hands on, and ability to hire, and mentor select technology partners and developers.

I translate the capabilities and desires of CPO ("Product mgmt") into working software. In short, "Continually trying to make software look easy, and product mgmt look fantastic."

Availability: OPEN

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Ted Dopart
We worked together at Union Square Internet Development
Michael is an excellent teacher/mentor with huge practical experience built on top of a firm foundation of business and technical knowledge
jonathan gheller
They're my friends  •  Product, Facebook. Previously Co-founder, Mixtent.
Smart guy. tons of experience
Alan Ryman
We worked together  •  Previously Director, Engineering, Beatport. Previously Member, Board of Trustees, Montessori deTerra Linda.
Michael is passionate about technology and is a caring, patient educator. He has a hands on, can do attitude towards problem solving and shi ... pping product.
Dem Pilafian
They're my friends  •  Builder of REST-driven JavaScript applications.
Michael is an expert in scalable web applications and especially knowledgeable about AWS and Grails. He organizes meetups and does a great ... job connecting people.