Software Engineer & hot chocolate aficionado
Hello, I’m Mike Manzano. I’m a Software Engineer who moonlights as a freelance full stack developer. I studied Informatics at the University of Michigan where I discovered that I love to create things and that I’m obsessed with design.
I'm a former university rugby player and dabbled as a DJ for spare change. I no longer do either, but I could be convinced if I get called up to the national team or get booked at venues with a slightly higher profile than college house parties. Either way, you can still find me digging for records, mixing music, or getting creative with finding live rugby streams at 3 in the morning.
When I’m not writing code (i.e. debugging my mistakes), I like to explore other interests such as impractical PC gaming builds and anything mechanical such as watches or most things with a motor. I’m infatuated with motorcycles both new and old — I rebuilt and rode a 1969 Honda CL350 in college. I enjoy motorsport, particularly the Isle of Man TT, F1, and Group B rallying from the 80s, an era that I have a soft spot for in general. And I’ve recently developed a liking for older Porsche 911s, specifically the 930 and 964.
Last but not least, I can never get enough travel and food exploration with my wonderful girlfriend Jess.