Dear Prospective Employer (or Agent thereof), thanks so much for even considering me. While I'm not current seeking alternate employment, I'm always interested in hearing about unique engagements—where my personality and skill set would pair well with your organization and the opportunities it offers—for mutual benefit. Geographically, please understand that at this stage of my life and that of my family, I'm committed to remaining in the Charlotte, NC area.

+1 704 4554900
Harrisburg, NC 28075


  • Angular
  • C
  • Docker
  • Git
  • GNU/Linux
  • JavaScript
  • Perl
  • Python
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • Subversion


Available upon request.


C. Michael (Mike) Pilato is a professional software engineer with over twenty years of experience in designing and implementing elegant software solutions to complex computing challenges. His skills encompass both hemispheres of the proverbial mind, enabling him to create software that is both functionally superior and aesthetically pleasing.


2001 - Present
Previously known as CollabNet, Inc. and CollabNet VersionOne.
Principal Engineer
  • Served as a technical advisor for version control activities company-wide, acting as a liaison between developers and other stakeholders, including members of the executive staff and key customer contacts.
  • Designed and implemented an Angular-based repository code browser for Git and Subversion repositories, including a REST API service for Subversion.
  • Designed and developed Apache™ Subversion®—the world's most popular centralized version control software—serving the interests of both CollabNet as a corporate sponsor of that work, and the worldwide Subversion user community.
  • Implemented Subversion support for—and ultimately accept primary maintainership of—ViewVC, an open-source web-based version control repository browser.
  • Developed and/or maintained version control integrations (Subversion, Git, and CVS) within various enterprise-grade integrated collaborative software development platforms (CollabNet TeamForge, Cloudforge, Ossum, CollabNet Enterprise Edition, Subversion Edge, etc.).
  • Produced and contributed to the production of marketing and educational collateral such as webcasts, white papers, and blog posts.
1997 - 2001
Previously known as Intranet Solutions and Inso Corporation.
Software Engineer
  • Developed and maintained high-profile import filters (Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Powerpoint, HTML, and others) provided as part of the Outside In® SDK, 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.
  • Routinely worked on a variety of platforms (GNU/Linux, Solaris, AIX, IRIX, OSF1 and HP-UX) to test and fix software ported from Win32.


UNC Charlotte
1993 - 1997
BS Computer Science
  • GPA: 3.6/4.0
  • Chancellor's List: 1996, 1997
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Mathematics minor


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


  • 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