Mike takes on a giant with his belief that Gradle > Maven. He has been portraying a software engineer for over 20 years and finding out as every day passes by, what a beginner he is. Mike discovered XP programming 12 years ago and has been hooked ever since. His passions include anything that makes the daily grind of creating and delivering value suck less than the day before. He currently resides in Farmington, Michigan and works for one of the major employers in the Southeast Michigan area.