My name is Mike Riccardi. I love developing software, and learning new technologies. I wrote my first "Hello World" at age 7 on my parents Apple IIe in 1988. From that moment on my passion for computers grew exponentially. I learned HTML, photoshop, and linux as a teen. In high school I studied accounting and business law in addition to digital imaging, video editing, and computers. By age 20 I had sampled many linux distros and grown familiar with the command line interface and continued to dabble with html, computer hardware, and operating systems. At age 22 I became a podcasting pioneer producing a weekly comedy audio podcast using my web design and computer editing skills. Throughout my twenties I held several management positions, and also worked as an accounting clerk. I eventually grew tired of the repetitive nature of accounting, and At age 30 I opened Crash Clinic Computers in 2011, my first startup. The Crash Clinic was a great experience for me, and it was a modestly successful company. Reaching over 1000 customers at it's peak, it served the southeastern CT area's residential and commercial IT support needs. During my time operating the Crash Clinic I developed a Linux distro for quickly diagnosing computer hardware and network issues, which is currently in version 3.1 and available as a free download. In 2016 I made the decision to sell the Crash Clinic to a friendly competitor, to establish more free time to pursue my education in web and software development. I enrolled and completed many online university classes and tutorials to quickly become a skillful developer. In June of 2017 I released a music-streaming app called RoboRadio. Since April of 2016 I have enjoyed success as a freelance full-stack developer. I am interested in W2 employment opportunities in the CT/MA/RI area.