Hi I’m Mike and thanks for visiting

Mike Shannon

I have significant experience in the following areas: Web & Software Development, SEO, Project Management, Team Leadership, Product Management, V&V Engineering. I also help people learn to code 🙂

You can also read my blog.

What I’m up to

Since 2015 I’ve been building software at Quidel (NASDAQ: QDEL) and having a blast :).

I recently became responsible for software quality at Quidel. And before that, I was in charge of web development for a few years. I also built and maintain a key system (MyQuidel.com) delivering software updates to tens of thousands of medical device instruments.

From 2007-2015 I co-founded and ran Best Rank, Inc. (SEO + Web Design). My team and I helped people grow their businesses through improved online visibility. I created Best Rank’s original SEO service offering + built over 100 web/e-commerce sites during my tenure.

From 2005-2007 while working on my MBA at SDSU (Information Systems) I built the original software platform powering ESQ Sites and after grad school spent time developing Web Applications at Adicio.

From 2000-2004 while working on my Computer Science undergrad degree, I served as Web Master for the Athletics and Campus Police Departments at Cal State San Marcos.

Latest Posts

  • Daft Punk Dance Video (Give life back to music)
    It’s been some time since I edited a video from start to finish, but here it is 🙂 Daft Punk has some really nice music and their “Give life back …
  • Metal Sculptures from Aguanga California are Amazing!
    I was passing through Aguanga from Palm Springs (California) not long ago and saw Ricardo Breceda’s amazing sculptures from the side of the road and had to stop! What are …
  • How to build a Hugo (Jamstack) website!
    In this post I’ll walk you through what I did to build Quidel’s QuickStart website, built with Hugo and Azure services, located at located at https://quickStart.quidel.com. What’s this QuickStart site …