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Mike Julian is the CEO at The Duckbill Group, a consultancy that helps companies fix their horrifying AWS bill, while keeping them entertained through snarky newsletters and podcasts. Mike previously worked as a DevOps Engineer for companies such as Taos Consulting, Peak Hosting, Oak National Laboratory, and more. Outside of clients and other work-related projects, Mike is a wine and beer aficionado who holds a WSET Level 2 certification (Dec 2016) and Certified Beer Server certification (July 2017). He enjoys working on old cars (latest project: restoring a 1984 BMW 3 series), woodworking, and hanging out in the nearest cafe. Mike is originally from Knoxville, TN (Go Vols!) and spent many years in Phoenix, AZ and San Francisco, CA. He currently resides in Portland, OR.