Mike Fowler is a Site Reliability Engineer in the Public Cloud Practice of Claranet. By combining his software and systems engineering skills with his system administration experience and passion for automation, he now works on behalf of Claranet’s customers to help them migrate and make better use of the public cloud offerings.
Driven by a belief that humans should only do interesting things, Mike has spent many years automating aspects of his own duties and business processes to make life better for himself and his colleagues.
As an advocate of PostgreSQL, Mike has driven its adoption in many of his previous roles. He contributed XML features to 9.1 and has made a number of bug fixes to the JDBC driver. He is a regular speaker at events like PGDayUK and FLOSS UK, where he shares more detail of these experiences.