Hey, Iā€™m Michael Boland

Iā€™m a developer, writer, and creator living in Des Moines, IA.

Recent Timeline


  • Joined Hy-Vee

    Joined Hy-Vee as a full-stack software engineer to work with the web and mobile teams on the Aisles Online e-commerce app.

  • Got engaged šŸ’

    Figured again, Covid, the time warp, global chaos. There was no better time to ask my partner-in-crime, Melanie, to marry me.

  • Brought home a Puppy šŸ¶

    Figured a dog would be nice. Covid, remote work, what even is time? Everything is a blur.


  • Joined Mogul e-Sports šŸ•¹ļø

    Worked with the talented start-up team at Mogul out of Australia to create the future of online e-sports tournaments.

  • Spoke at Reactor Innovation Hub šŸŽ¤

    Spoke to entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives about the need to foster healthy communication, trust, and more humanity in tech.

  • Revisited Portugal šŸ›«

    Returned to Portugal to help some close friends build a human-centered design agency called The Human Toolbox.