Technical Blog


Hello, my name is Michael McGarrah and I’m a technologist at heart. This is my hobby and personal website combination.

My LinkedIn page cover my professional career. I have been fortunate by having very diverse professional experiences. I attended both NC State University for my Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and later the Georgia Institution of Technology for my Masters of Science in Computer Science with a focus in Interactive Intelligence the new name for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. My research areas included perception systems, natural language processing, and computer vision using Machine Learning.

I am primarily working in Cloud Architecture for enterprise infrastructure with a mixture of Machine Learning or other domain expertise I have picked up over the years. I’m a jack of all trades and master of some. Part of what makes my jobs interesting is gathering up domain expertise in lots of areas.

On the personal side, I am married with two great children. I recently have a grandson who keeps me on the move. My wife is also in computing as a programmer and database administrator. She is wonderful and keeps me both sane and grounded. My son is a computer science major and daughter is an industrial engineer in the aerospace industry. We are a technical family. Computers vastly outnumber people in our households.

I have two brothers, one of whom was a computer professional and worked for a major distribution company. My other brother is in the medical profession for the military. My father is a retired Lt. Colonel in the United States Army and mom is a home maker.