Michael is such a hardworking, big-thinking technologist that it prompts questions about whether heâ€™s human or simply an enormous brain. Smart money says the answer is somewhere in between. Heâ€™s responsible for overall technology and platform strategy. Prior to Zynga, he designed and built the core systems for eUniverse and developed web caching and filesystem/kernel technology at Network Appliance. He studied music, math, and physics at UC Santa Cruz and enjoys playing the violin and piano.