Michael Dowden

CEO at Andromeda, President at FlexePark, International Keynote Speaker, Author, Google Developer Expert, and Microsoft MVP
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Michael is an international keynote speaker and is the CEO of Andromeda Galactic Solutions, and President of FlexePark. As a leader with almost 30 years in the technology industry, he has worked alongside more than 100 companies to build human-centered solutions. Michael is a Google Developer Expert and Microsoft MVP, and is the author of Programming Languages ABC++, Approachable Accessibility, and Architecting CSS.

Latest Posts

  • Improving Your Home Office
    October 2022
    For Improving your Home Office week, the Andromeda team offers their insights on making a great home office.
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  • Implementing Authorization Models in Firebase
    November 2021
    Security is an important part of any software project. This article will introduce two standard authorization models, ACL (Access Control List) and RBAC (Role-Based Access Control), and show how to implement them in both Firebase Realtime Database and Cloud Firestore.
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  • Video: Implementing Authorization Models in Firebase
    November 2021
    Security is an important part of any software project. This presentation introduces two standard authorization models, ACL (Access Control List) and RBAC (Role-Based Access Control), and shows how to implement them in both Firebase Realtime Database and Cloud Firestore.
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  • Installing TrackJS in Angular
    June 2021
    The bane of any software product is the dreaded Customer Bug Report™. We go spelunking into the code with little more than “It doesn’t work”. We can use the date of the error report to dig through the logs but it doesn't help when the issue is in code that only runs in a browser.
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  • Teaching Kids to Code
    May 2017
    In 2015, Michael & Martine Dowden, who (unbeknownst to them) were just about to start Andromeda, published a children's book, Programming Languages ABC++ (get it on Amazon). The book marked a turning point in their careers. What follows is the backstory...
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