Michael Kowalchik – Engineer, Entrepreneur and Creative Hacker

MiracleOfScience.png I’m an engineer, entrepreneur, and creative hacker. I love technology and using technology as a way to express creativity. I love the process of building great things with great people. I live in Boston with my amazing wife Juliette and our dog Ajax.

Currently, I’m CTO and co-founder at Smarterer, a technology company that will change the way people think about digital, social, and media skills. I’m also working on starting a new collaborative startup workspace, TenZeroLab to create more viable startups in the Boston area. I’m also actively mentoring and helping others in the Boston startup community and working on a number of other smaller side projects.

Before co-founding Smarterer, I was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Grazr Corporation, a web technology company based on web feeds and social media data analysis. For three and a half years I led the engineering team and acted as primary software developer and architect for Grazr’s various products. These products included Grazr.com, VibeMetrix, and AlertRank. In June of 2009 I decided to leave Grazr corporation and venture out again on my own. Sadly, Grazr was never able to find success with the products we launched and officially shut down on September 30 of 2010.

Prior to co-founding Grazr corp, I worked for seven years in in the advanced research and development labs of Hopkinton, MA based EMC Corporation and before their acquisition by EMC, Data General Corporation. I worked with cutting-edge distributed computing and storage architectures, parallel processing, hardware, software and systems design and analysis. While at EMC, I was awarded patents on large-scale, high-performance, storage architectures.

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