Michael Brewer

Michael Brewer
Web Developer Principal, UGA: Franklin College OIT

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Michael Brewer is a Web Developer Principal for the Franklin College Office of Information Technology at The University of Georgia. He designs database-backed web applications used by thousands of students and faculty and has served on several college and University-wide committees on Web development, best practices, and application security. An academic advising application he created won an Advising Technology Innovation Award from the National Academic Advising Association. A speaker at OSCON in 2011, 2012, and 2014, he is also a board member and co-founder of the United States PostgreSQL Association. He holds dual degrees in mathematics and in music from The University of Georgia. A member of ASCAP, he conducts the oldest continually operating community band in the state of Georgia; he has arranged music for orchestra, band, chorus, and has even composed incidental music for plays and musicals.

Sessions

Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Michael Brewer (UGA: Franklin College OIT)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
For the past two Open Source Bridge conferences, we've had Geek Choir sessions; in this presentation, we discuss lessons learned from the Geek Choir experience, advantages and disadvantages to mixing music and mathematically-inclined people, the benefits of singing, open source tools to assist in the process, and online open music resources. There also might be applied examples (aka singing). Read more.