Updated July 15, 2019

Little circle iconMichael Berkowski

2805 30th Ave South • Minneapolis, MN 55406 • mjb@umn.edu


A software & web developer accustomed to delivering end-to-end applications, managing both code and server with an eye toward integration and application security. 15 years professional programming experience and particular expertise in PHP/MySQL. 14 years Linux systems administration experience in a libraries organization, extensive experience automating servers with Ansible & DevOps best pracitces, Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).


Programming Languages & Technologies

PHP, Ruby, Python, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, HTML, CSS, MS SQL Server, jQuery,
Apache Solr, Elasticsearch, MS SQL Server, Oracle, Shell Scripting, Git, Subversion

Linux Systems Administration

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Fedora, Slackware, Debian,
Apache, Nginx, Solr, Elasticsearch, MySQL, EZproxy, Postfix, Mailman

DevOps & Automated Systems Provisioning



Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

  Work Experience

Web Developer : 2013 - Present

University Libraries - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Software Developer : 2012 - 2013

College of Liberal Arts (CLA-OIT) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Linux Systems Administrator and Programmer : 2005 - 2011

Minitex - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

A library services and statewide interlibrary-loan operation based at the Univ of Minnesota

Library Assistant II : 2001 - 2005

Minitex - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Teaching Specialist : 2005

University of Minnesota School of Music, Minneapolis, MN


University of Minnesota : Master of Arts, 2004
Music Composition, with a focus in Computer Music

University of Dayton : Bachelor of Music, 2001
Music Composition

  Activities & Interests

Active participant on programming Q&A site Stack Overflow (http://stackoverflow.com) and in the University of Minnesota's CODE-PEOPLE group. Other interests include information & technology literacy, computer music & algorithmic music composition, Linux and open source.


Available upon request