Mike is a senior programmer with 15 years of game industry experience working in C++, C#, AS3, and Java. His primary focus is on game creation tools and user experience. During his time at Big Huge Games and Zynga, he shipped a number of titles, including Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots, Rise of Legends, Catan, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and its two expansions, and CityVille 2. Mike was also the Lead Developer at Bully! Entertainment. In addition to his development work, Mike is the founder of Code in Schools, a non-profit organization that brings high-quality programming classes to Baltimore City youth.