Mike works for both the Met Office and the Open University in the UK.

For the Met Office Mike works in the Observations R&D team, for Lightning Detection and Radar.

Mike is an Associate Lecturer for the OU, working on courses relating to IT and robotics.

Prior to this, he had been working in the IT industry since 1987, with experience of all sizes of computers, from mainframes to smartcards. His main focus has been on server programming, with security a key area.

Mike is an enthusiastic supporter of free and open source software, and has made minor contributions to a number of projects, including Regina Rexx (including RexxUtil and Rexx/CURL packages and a service wrapper for Rexx on Windows), cURL, libssh2, Magic Mail Monitor, ePiX, PuTTY, OpenSSL and vsftpd.