Michael Heap


Michael is a polyglot software engineer, committed to reducing complexity in systems and making them more predictable. Working with a variety of languages and tools, he shares his technical expertise with audiences all around the world at user groups and conferences. Day to day, Michael is a developer advocate at Nexmo. He spends his time learning, teaching, and writing about all kinds of technology. When not immersed in technology, you’ll find him either playing various board games or hiking through the countryside.

My Sessions

Meet Terraform

Great Falls

We have a ton of options for provisioning machines once we have an SSH connection available, but how do we get those machines in the first place? Meet Terraform from Hashicorp, your infrastructure automation engine. Providing a declarative interface for your infrastructure, you can define what you need and let Terraform take care of the […]

Intermediate Workshop

Behat for Characterization Tests


Once an API ships it doesn’t matter how it should behave—how it actually behaves is the important part. Users depend on the existing behavior, and we need a way to ensure it doesn’t change. Behat is a tool that was built to help design software, but it’s actually a great tool for capturing existing behavior […]