Michael Dowden

  • @mrdowden
  • International Keynote Speaker, Software Architect, Entrepreneur
  • He/Him
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Michael is the CEO of software company Andromeda, and Co-Founder & Product Architect for parking technology startup FlexePark. Michael is an international keynote speaker and author focusing on technology, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Using his BS in Computer Science and MBA in Entrepreneurship, Michael has spent more than 25 years using technology to solve real-world problems. He is a Google Developer Expert in Firebase, Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies, and the author of Programming Languages ABC++, Approachable Accessibility, and Architecting CSS.
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Positions

President

  • FlexePark
  • Jul 2017 - Present

Author & International Keynote Speaker

  • M2D2 Enterprises
  • Jun 2014 - Present

CEO

  • Andromeda Galactic Solutions
  • Aug 2015 - Present

What Michael's working on

What Michael's working on

2021

Jul 01, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Microsoft MVP award
Honored to be renewed for another year of the Microsoft MVP! https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/5003458
Jun 28, 2021
Jun 28, 2021
Gave a keynote
Gave the opening keynote, The Serverless Company, for the Serverless Architecture Conference in The Hague, Netherlands (held online).

2020

Aug 17, 2020
Aug 17, 2020
Gave a keynote
Gave the keynote From Monolith to Serverless: Rethinking your Architecture at the Serverless Architecture Conference in The Hague, Netherlands.
Jul 01, 2020
Jul 01, 2020
Won an award
Microsoft MVP award
Honored to be renewed for another year of the Microsoft MVP. https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/5003458
May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020
My new book, Architecting CSS: The Programmer’s Guide to Effective Stylesheets was published by Apress! https://www.apress.com/us/book/9781484257494

More Details:

Leverage various CSS features in combination with popular architectures in order to bring your style sheets back under your control. While CSS is the primary technology used for building beautiful web user interfaces, the style sheet files themselves are often quite ugly; left chaotic and unstructured through lack of a consistent architectural approach. By addressing the structure of your style sheets in the same way that you do with code, see how it is possible to create style rules that are clean and easy to read. Dig deep into CSS fundamentals and learn how to use the available selectors to build powerful rules.

You will learn how to use cascading, inheritance, pseudo-classes, pre-processors, and components to produce cleaner, DRY-er style sheets, and how to let these features work for you instead of leading you down the road of rule duplication and design inconsistencies. Embrace the clean, semantic HTML to make your code easier to read, while supporting accessibility and assistive technologies.

Separate the concerns of layout and style to simplify dynamic theming and white labeling, making you a marketing hero. Once you've finished this book you will have an advanced knowledge of CSS structures and architectural patterns that will take the pain out of style sheets for you (and your coworkers), and help you implement designs faster and easier than ever before.
Apr 10, 2020
Apr 10, 2020
Launched a product
Used Firebase
Used Angular
+ 1
Our team at Andromeda launched Queue Saver, a social distance management and virtual line app for small businesses. https://queuesaver.com/
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