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Mike Kivikoski

Mike Kivikoski is a Designer and Developer, specializing in User Interfaces and User Experience. With over 10 years of professional experience, Mike crafts solutions to User and Client problems. Mike is an expert in clearly defining problems, sketching/ideation, and design-build for possible solutions.

Mike has a video series with O’Reilly books, “UI Introduction for Engineers”, and has spoken at Creative Mornings, Ignite, Refresh Boston, Harvard and Endicott College. Prior to joining Cantina, Mike spent 5 years running his own consultancy, working with small and large companies building a variety of products, from simple marketing sites to complex multi-device applications. Mike has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Endicott College, teaching “Introduction to Web Development”, “Advanced Web Development”, and “Introduction to Web Design”. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Visual Communication, from Endicott College.

Outside of Cantina, Mike likes to do DIY projects and garden while dreaming of owning a Hobby Farm. He enjoys time with his family and their great dane, Baron, and generally spending as much time outdoors as possible.

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A Speaker's Perspective on HTML5 Conference

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Cantina's own Mike Kivikoski shares his experience at the HTML5 Conference.