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Michael Berg

Michael Berg

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Member since June 17, 2014
Michael is an architect, entrepreneur, developer, and designer with a broad skill set who focuses on mission-critical private and public industry web applications and sites. He has a lot of experience in private SEO-based content business where good design and SEO-friendly interfaces are critical.
Michael is now available for hire
  • Artermobilized
    Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, Knockout, Less
  • SportingCharts.Com
    MCF, Umbraco CMS, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Knockout.js, Bootstrap, C# 3.5...
  • Fujistu Canada
    AgilePoint, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Knockout.js, C# 3.5, PowerShell Scripting...
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • C#, 8 years
  • jQuery, 7 years
  • Adobe Photoshop, 6 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 4 years
  • Underscore.js, 4 years
  • Knockout.js, 3 years
  • Bootstrap, 2 years
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Preferred Environment
Windows, Visual Studio, .NET
The most amazing...
...startup company I've co-founded ( has grown to nearly half a million users per month.
  • Senior Front-end Developer
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Created a rich, responsive client-side web application complete with CSS3 animations.
    • Integrated the front-end Knockout with existing back-end services.
    • Worked with a custom front-end mapping solution.
    Technologies: Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, Knockout, Less
  • CTO/Lead Developer
    2011 - PRESENT
    • Created a site that is currently at 1M+ page views per month and growing.
    • Hired external contracted developers, managed task breakdown and assignments.
    • Created design mockups for all pages on the site.
    • Set up and customized the Umbraco .Net CMS to run at scale.
    • Architected and set up an Amazon Web Services server solution.
    • Architected a server-side data framework and custom ORM.
    Technologies: MCF, Umbraco CMS, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Knockout.js, Bootstrap, C# 3.5, PowerShell Scripting, CruiseControl.NET, Node.js, MySQL 5.5, F#
  • Senior web Developer
    2013 - 2014
    Fujistu Canada
    • Created design mockups for client design sessions.
    • Created a test plan and executed a number of full testing cycles against applications.
    • Created rich client-side UIs for a large-scale web application.
    • Set up the deployment and build servers with MSBuild and TeamCity.
    • Created a mission-critical web application in C#, MVC 3.5, using Entity Framework 6.0.
    Technologies: AgilePoint, ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Knockout.js, C# 3.5, PowerShell Scripting, JetBrains TeamCity, MS SQL Server, Entity Framework
  • Senior .NET Web Application Developer
    2011 - 2012
    Alberta Department of Education
    • Maintained existing JavaScript front-end components.
    • Created new JavaScript components for existing web applications.
    • Developed a Silverlight web application.
    • Create rich front-end web applications.
    • Troubleshot production server performance issues.
    Technologies: jQuery, HTML, CSS, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 4, CruiseControl.Net, ADO.NET Entity Framework, SQL Server 2008 R2
  • .NET Web Developer
    2010 - 2011
    • Created a custom build and deployment strategy.
    • Took responsibility for site visual design and user experience.
    • Profiled and optimized existing web applications.
    • Created a number of small internal web applications written in ASP MVC 3.5.
    Technologies: .NET, MySQL, ASP MVC
  • Lead Developer
    2009 - 2010
    • Led a team of three other developers on a .NET migration project.
    • Created web services to expose legacy COM+ objects in .NET.
    • Created application components in an IBM Websphere.
    • Gathered technical specifications from clients and managed client relations.
    Technologies: .NET, DB2, Java 7, IBM Websphere, Java Facets, COBOL, Python, COM+
  • Senior IT Consultant/Web Developer
    2007 - 2009
    Fujitsu Consulting
    • Managed client relations with the Alberta Department of Municipal Affairs (government client).
    • Gathered technical specifications.
    • Developed and maintained web applications in ColdFusion, Python 2.3, VBA (Microsoft Access), and Oracle 10g.
    Technologies: Python, ColdFusion, PL-SQL, VBA
  • Web Developer
    2004 - 2005
    • Developed a large-scale stock simulation web application in .NET with a user base of 2M+ per month.
    • Created Facebook versions of existing web applications in .NET.
    • Developed build and deployment strategies for existing and new web applications.
    Technologies: VB.NET, C#, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL
  • Languages
    JavaScript, C#, Python, Java, XSLT, VB.NET, C++, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Lua, F#, ColdFusion
  • Frameworks
    ASP.NET MVC, Knockout.js, Bootstrap, JavaServer Faces, Twisted, Django, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    Underscore.js, jQuery, Node.js, Mustache, Sammy.js, MooTools
  • Tools
    Visual Studio.NET, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Paradigms
    Functional Programming, Unit Testing, Waterfall Development, Reactive Programming, Agile Software Development, Domain-driven Design
  • Platforms
    Windows, Oracle, Linux
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Bachelor of Computer Science degree in Computer Science
    2002 - 2008
    University Of Alberta - Edmonton Alberta
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