Monday, September 19th, 2011

Welcome Mike Topper!

Welcome Mike Topper (LT member miketopper), our new developer! He’ll be working on projects both for LibraryThing.com and for LibraryThing for Libraries.

Mike was born and raised in a small city right outside Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, he went on to work for various startup companies in Ann Arbor, New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mike and his wife moved back from Argentina last year and are now restoring a 200-year-old farmhouse in rural Maine. (Mike will be able to come down to LibraryThing’s offices in Portland whenever we want to work together, but he’ll mostly be working from home.)

Mike enjoys hiking in the White Mountains, knitting things for friends and family, reading a lot of epic fantasy books, buying fancy scotch, rooting for the Detroit Tigers and working on his falling-down farmhouse. He has dreams of one day owning a herd of dairy goats.

His favorite authors include Arthur Conan Doyle, George R.R. Martin, Michael Sipser and Kurt Vonnegut. You can follow him on Twitter at @miketopper, and as GeekPride on Ravelry.

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4 Comments:

  1. kath says:

    Hi Mike! Welcome to LT~ this a a great place you have landed.. Tim is absolutely the best, and I have yet to run into anyone who works for the site who is not super friendly. I have a feeling you will like it :) Glad you are here!

  2. Jan Elkins says:

    Mike you are so lucky to get to work with the Librarything folks. Welcome!!!

  3. Heather says:

    An old farmhouse? Wow, how lucky!!
    Welcome, Mike!

  4. John Dalton says:

    Welcome Mike! LT needs more fancy scotch drinkers!

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