Michael Bourque, is a software/hardware/design/architect. He is passionate about open source software led him to organize a monthly meetup called Boston PHP. It was a huge success, which led him to co-founder Northeast PHP. He has over 30 years experience in research and development, and leading global teams to build great products. He is experience in manufacturing, aerospace, and high tech software. Michael was manufacturing engineer at MIT Lincoln Labs, a position that led him to a role at PTC helping to improve the CAD software he had been suggesting improvements to while at MIT. His PTC career culminated in a VP position for which he was responsible for break-through technology in delivering software training and learning management systems.