Dear Prospective Employer (or Agent thereof):

C. Michael (Mike) Pilato

Harrisburg, NC
+1 704 4554900


To obtain a challenging position in an Internet-focused company where I can creatively apply my skills and experience as a developer of both open-source and closed-source software, as well my experience in team leadership, towards the solving of interesting problems, and where I can excel both personally and professionally.


CollabNet (, Brisbane, CA

January 2001 - Present — Principal Software Engineer

  • Held Version Control Technical Lead role, acting as technical liaison between a globally distributed developer group (of ~10) and key internal and external stakeholders, including members of the executive staff and key customer contacts.
  • Co-designer and core developer of Subversion (, an open-source version control tool. Helped to lead Subversion's community of (mostly) volunteer developers.
  • Primary maintainer and community leader of ViewVC (, an open-source CGI-based version control repository browser. Designed and implemented Subversion's integration with this tool.
  • Developed and/or maintained Subversion and ViewVC integrations with CollabNet Enterprise Edition and TeamForge integrated collaborative software development platforms, and Subversion Edge product (
  • Produced and contributed to the production of marketing collateral such as webcasts and white papers.
  • Participated in pre- and post-sales initiatives.

Stellent (, Chicago, IL

August 1997 - January 2001 — Software Engineer

  • Developed and maintained high-profile import filters (for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, HTML, and others) provided as part of the Outside In® developer toolkit, and used by such applications as the popular Quick View Plus®.
  • Developed and maintained the Outside In® HTML Export and Outside In® WAP WML Export technologies.
  • In addition to daily Win32 platform development, routinely worked on GNU/Linux, Solaris, AIX, IRIX, OSF1 and HP-UX machines to test and fix software ported from Win32 platform.


Subversion ( Core designer, developer, and maintainer.

ViewVC ( Primary developer and maintainer.

cvs2svn ( Developer.


Keynote Speaker, Subversion Day Berlin 2012: June 14, 2012, Berlin, Germany

Keynote Speaker, Subversion Day Berlin 2010: June 11, 2010, Berlin, Germany

Keynote Speaker, SubConf 2009: October 28, 2009, Munich, Germany

Presenter, SubConf 2008: October 15, 2008, Munich, Germany

Speaker, itSMF-BCS Conference 2008: July 9, 2008, London, England

Speaker, JavaOne CommunityOne 2008: May 5, 2008, San Francisco, CA

Presenter, Charlotte Perl Mongers Group: February 27, 2008, Charlotte, NC

Presenter, SubConf 2007: October 18, 2007, Munich, Germany

Presenter, Subversion Workshop: October 15, 2007, Munich, Germany

Presenter, Charlotte Linux User Group: December 10, 2006, Charlotte, NC

Presenter, NYC Subversion User Group: April 26, 2006, New York, NY


C. Michael Pilato. Apache Subversion 1.8 Release Highlights., June 2013

C. Michael Pilato. What's New in Subversion 1.7. Dr. Dobb's Journal, September 2011

Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W. Fitzpatrick, and C. Michael Pilato. Version Control with Subversion, Second Edition. Sebastopol: O'Reilly Media, September 2008

Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W. Fitzpatrick, and C. Michael Pilato. Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition, Chapter 15, pp. 697-744, "The Subversion Version Control System". Sebastopol: O'Reilly Media, October 2005

Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W. Fitzpatrick, and C. Michael Pilato. Linux in a Nutshell, Fifth Edition, Chapter 14, pp. 839-887, "The Subversion Version Control System". Sebastopol: O'Reilly Media, July 2005

Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian W. Fitzpatrick, and C. Michael Pilato. Version Control with Subversion. Sebastopol: O'Reilly Media, June 2004


Languages: C, Python, Perl, C++, Java

Version Control: Subversion, CVS, SourceSafe

Tools: Emacs, GDB, MS Visual Studio

Operating Systems: GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows XP/2000/9x


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (, Charlotte, NC
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Mathematics Minor
August 1993 - May 1997, GPA: 3.6/4.0

  • Chancellor's List: 1996, 1997
  • Golden Key National Honor Society


Worship Leader, Providence Baptist Church, Harrisburg, NC (2009 - present)

Member, Apache Software Foundation (2010 - present)

Treasurer, Subversion Corporation (2006 - 2010)


Music: writing, recording, performing

Web Design/Production: HTML, CSS, CGI, JavaScript

Multimedia: Photoshop, Sonar, Vegas Video, Sound Forge


Available Upon Request.

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