Mike Giarlo is Technical Manager of the Hydra-in-a-Box project at Stanford University. His primary role is the technical team lead for a distributed, multi-institutional development team working to design, build, and deploy a feature-replete and "turnkey" Hydra-based digital repository solution. Mike's passions are developing sustainable software and aligning organizational direction with the digital library and open-source repository communities.

He has been working in library technology since 1999, holding software development positions primarily in support of digital libraries and repositories at the Library of Congress, Princeton University, the University of Washington, and Rutgers University. He earned both a bachelor's degree in linguistics and an MLIS at Rutgers. His top interests are APIs, AIPs, and IPAs.