Hi! My name is Max. I’m a software engineer based in Berlin, Germany.

My passions are:

  • solving user/customer needs
  • building distributed systems
  • open-source projects and their communities.

I hold a Master’s degree in computer science.

Since 2014, I’ve been working full-time on developing, trouble-shooting, and maintaining open-source distributed data processing systems.

I’m a member of both the Apache Software Foundation and the Apache Beam / Apache Flink Project Management Committees.

Here is a list of projects which I have actively developed:

  • Apache Flink, a distributed stream processing system with focus on reliability, correctness, and performance.
  • Apache Beam, a multi-language framework for batch and streaming pipelines, with a range of different execution engines.
  • CrateDB, a distributed SQL database for real-time queries on structured and unstructured data.
  • Scalaris, a distributed transactional key/value store written in Erlang.
  • Yoka, a tool to run big data performance tests on cloud infrastructure.

Besides coding and technology, I enjoy rock climbing, listening to music, and playing the guitar.

For questions and inquiries of any sort, please contact me via email max@maximilianmichels.com or send me a message through Twitter or LinkedIn.