About Me

My name is Michael Akin.  

I am an experienced professional developer with more 26 years of development experience.  I  have programmed with  many languages in the past, but my most current is C# and I am really enjoying using it.  It makes so many things much easier.

I also have about 12 years experience with Microsoft SQL Server and I really love working with it.  I have started from the ground up with SQL Server installing it, designing schema, configuring replication, developing stored procedures, DTS Packages (Now SSIS), scheduled jobs, wrote reports, wrote ETL procedures from other databases (using a C# command line program).

Please review my resume here and then connect with me at one of the places below so we can discuss how I can help your company.

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Now, how did I get started with computers?  I was destined to work with computers and program.  I started at an early age in my mothers bookkeeping and tax business by writing reports for her clients.  Since then, I have had a series of jobs programming in different languages:  C#, Delphi, T-SQL, C, C++, Basic, Cobol, VB, T-SQL, DataFlex.  I have worked the last few years programming interfaces to web services and PDF work.

I am married to Heather, my bride of 23 years.  We have have two kids that are now in college at the University of Central Oklahoma

For fun, I do photography.  When I was 12 I got interested in photography when I worked for a pregnant wedding photographer carrying her equipment.  I played around with it for quite a while after that and got busy with life it kind of fell by the wayside.  I picked it back up after my oldest daughter wanted me to take her senior photos, so, I picked up a new digital camera (at the time) and took some great photos.  Then it cam time and my youngest daughter also wanted me to take her senior photos also.  

Last October (2011), I entered Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk and won the best photo for the Oklahoma City area.  I cropped part of it for the header of this web site.  I didn’t really like that photo (I wanted to enter the duck picture), but my wife picked it and said to enter that one.  And you know what?  She was right!  I won with it.  See it below.

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