Mike Mackay

I’m currently working as a Senior Specialist Solutions Architect for NoSQL Databases across EMEA for Amazon Web Services.
Previously, I have been Tehnical Director for Your Favourite Story and Saatchi & Saatchi London, before that I worked as
Technical Lead at Outside Line. My job involves me working with HTML5, CSS2/3, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, XML,
MVC Frameworks (specifically CodeIgniter), Information Architecture, Apache & Linux administration and Standards Based Development.

I'm a keen advocate and user of Amazon Web Services and make use of EC2, EBS, S3, CloudFront, RDS, ELB and Route 53 on an almost daily basis.

I have experience building bespoke Facebook solutions. These range from simple page tabs to fully-blown applications
utilising the native Facebook APIs and social plugins that interact with the user both inside of, and externally from, the Facebook website.
I have worked with various APIs and other web services ranging from maps to music to UK SMS integration.

As a freelancer I’ve had the privilege of doing work for some great clients which include Warner Brothers (UK) and Heineken Music.
I’ve also written a few PHP tutorials for .net magazine (Future Publishing) during my spare time.

Under Outside Line, this list includes The Hoosiers (Sony BMG), Oasis (Big Brother Recordings), Paul McCartney,
Arla Foods (Lactofree & Cravendale), Warner Interactive, Glenrothes Whisky, Becks, Virgin Galactic, Nintendo, Diesel,
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber (Really Useful Group) and David Beckham.

Under Saatchi & Saatchi, this list includes Procter & Gamble, Toyota Europe, Walls and Mattessons.

You can find me on LinkedIn or you can mail me at coding[@]mikemackay.co.uk (removing the square braces).
I can also be found on Twitter. Feel free to follow me and throw any questions/advice/criticism my way!

I also love to DJ in my spare time, You can download and listen to a handful of my mixes from here.