Michael Dowden

Software Architect, Entrepreneur, and Code Instructor in Brownsburg, Indiana

Michael Dowden

Software Architect, Entrepreneur, and Code Instructor in Brownsburg, Indiana

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Michael Dowden is Senior Principal Consultant & Software Architecture Lead for CSpring, Product Architect for start-up incubator Andromeda, and operates his own design & development studio, M2D2. Since 1992 he has provided a full range of full-stack technology and consulting services to more than 60 companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 100.

As a software developer and architect Michael focuses on the K.I.S.S. principle, keeping systems as simple as possible (but no simpler). Michael is passionate about lightweight frameworks in both both Java and JavaScript ecosystems, often pointing out that Java is to JavaScript as Car is to Carrot. He applies his full-stack expertise to deliver usable, scalable, and secure web-based solutions.

As an MBA Michael focuses on solutions that provide true business value and always works to improve collaboration and communication between teams. He has been an entrepreneur his entire life, operating several businesses and founding 5 startups. He loves working with and advising other entrepreneurs and is always working on developing new ideas.

As a community leader Michael was appointed to the Economic Development Commission of the Town of Brownsburg for the 2017 - 2020 term, where he previously served on the Redevelopment Authority from 2014 - 2016. He serves on the board of his homeowners’ association, and is an assistant organizer for the Brownsburg Workroom, helping to build an entrepreneurial community in the Town of Brownsburg.

Since 2012 Michael has been active in helping other developers grow in their career, spending 4 years organizing the Indianapolis Java User Group, teaching both Java and JavaScript for Eleven Fifty Academy, and currently developing a Java cryptography course for Pluralsight. His book Programming Languages ABC++ has sold more than 20,000 copies and has made its way into elementary schools across Indiana. Michael also speaks at conferences including Code PaLOUsa, Indiana IT Symposium, and the inaugural Indy.Code().

Michael would be happy to:
• Speak at your next conference or event
• Coach your software development team
• Discuss your custom web and mobile software development needs
• Help your company capture additional revenue from their unused parking
• Autograph your copy of Programming Languages ABC++

  • Work
    • M2D2
  • Education
    • Ball State University
    • Miller College of Business
    • Taylor University