Michael Jolley

Birmingham, AL


Michael is a bald, bearded builder with a passion for helping others succeed. For nearly 20 years, he’s used his experience in software development and DevOps for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500. When not in full-geek mode, he’s a husband, father of 3, musician and football fanatic.

Want to know more? (To the tune of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)

Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right back
I’ll tell you how I became a dev for the full stack

In east Alabama born and raised
On the Compaq was where I spent most of my days
Chillin’ out maxin’ chattin’ all cool
Dialed up to AOL, logged in after school

Then some HTML when I was up really late
Started showing gifs that would animate
I made one little page and my mom’s voice raised
She said ‘You better use those tabs and stop with the spaces’

My Talks

Death to SQL Server! Long live SQL Server! How containerized SQL Server makes development easier

Think inside the box. Developing inside a container to avoid conflicts, improve security and speed up on-boarding