Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that.
After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite.
Mike joined Zend Technologies as a Solutions Consultant working with the IBM sales team in 2008 and enjoys helping IBM i customers explore PHP as a state of the art solution for application modernization.
In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches PHP classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.
Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, two dogs, two cats, a leopard spotted gecko, Russian tortoise, two rabbits, and a half dozen fish.