About

pfoleyHi, I’m Patrick Foley. This site has been home to my blog for several years and has an odd mix of personal and professional stuff in it.

I’ve been in the software industry for more than 22 years, including 14 as an independent software developer/architect and 6 as a technology “evangelist” for Microsoft. More recently, I’ve been a strategy consultant, and I will be joining Moraware in January 2014, doing “customer support and more.”

I’ve worked with hundreds of software companies and IT organizations of all different sizes. I’ve touched just about every kind of hardware, OS, database, programming language, ERP, CRM, etc., and I’ve used just about every architecture methodology you can name. A broad background is useful, but the specifics constantly change – I’m most proud of my aptitude, problem solving, and creativity … and the fact that I give a shit.

For several years, I’ve worked out of my home … I live on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids, Michigan with my beautiful wife, Paula, and our totally awesome son, Gus.

I used to be a pretty mean violinist.

I’m easy to reach. If you have a reaction to something I said on my blog, register and leave a comment. You can also email me, or connect on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

Cheers!