Mike Boylan is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA where he received his Master’s of Science in Competitive Intelligence Systems (program now known as Data Analytics), and his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Systems. Mike worked for the University throughout his academic career, and then full-time after receiving his degrees in a variety of positions including programmer analyst, systems administrator, and eventually senior systems engineer. He was responsible for much of the university’s core infrastructure including web and application servers, database servers, load balancers and SSL certificates, and in-house IP telephony system based on Digium’s Asterisk. He also managed all of the university’s Apple devices and consulted with the application teams on user-centric web design and modern application architectures including MVC.
Mike’s been fortunate enough to have worked with Apple technologies in a professional capacity for over a decade now, and he carries a wealth of knowledge and experience relating to Apple technologies in education and enterprise. Prior to his work at his alma mater, he played a critical role at Fox Chapel Area School District engaging in the grant writing process and managing a large deployment of Macs as part of the State-wide Classrooms For The Future initiative. Today, he’s a senior systems engineer for Apple’s US education sales team, and still helps technology professionals, educators, and students throughout South-Central Pennsylvania and West Virginia get the most out of their Macs and iOS devices. Before joining Apple, Mike spoke frequently at national conferences including MacIT in California and Penn State MacAdmins in Pennsylvania on topics related to deployment and management of Apple devices.
When not at work, Mike enjoys spending time with friends, watching new content on Netflix, Hulu, etc., and exploring new restaurants. You can find him on Twitter at @mboylan.