Who Am I?
My name is Michael Bianco, I'm 100% Italian and proud of it (as most Italians are). My Catholic faith is an integral part of my life; without God, the sacraments, and my church community I wouldn't be where I am right now. Community service is a big part of my life. I find that the more you give to the needy the more you find out who you are and what you're meant for - namely loving others unselfishly. Currently residing in the United States, I enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities. My favorite being biking, hiking, and sailing.
Music is a huge part of my life. I play guitar, bass, djembe, and bit of drums. My equipment consists of: Line 6 Spider III & Fender 212R guitar amps, Pearl Forum drum set with Sabian symbals, and a Taylor 310. I love to enjoy lots of different music (although most are in the 'jam band' genre), check out my profile on last.fm.
Web and application development never gets boring, it seems like there are new technologies and trends emerging on a weekly basis; there is always something new to learn. Problem solving — whether on a micro or macro level — is what I thrive on. I enjoy combining my academic interests in Mathematics and Economics with an interesting software / web related project.
In addition to this blog, I am also active on Twitter posting interesting things I come across.
My résumé is available online. I've worked on a variety of projects using an array of different languages and tools, however some specific skills I've developed or frameworks I've worked with include:
- Tricky / deep integration with iTunes
- AppleScript and User Interface Scripting
- PyObjc (the Python Objective-C bridge)
- MacRuby (the Ruby Objective-C bridge)
- Automated VPN Connection Management in OS X
- Kohana PHP Framework
- Relational Database Design (SQLite, MySQL, etc) & Integration Using ORM
- Google Maps and Processing Geo-Location Information
- End-to-end development (design, development, deployment) of Client / Server / Administration application suite
If you are interested in contacting me about a possible project, my email is .