Hi, I’m Michael. My coworkers call me Vinny.
Currently a Senior Solutions Engineer at CircleCI. I work in technical sales, make music, write, and develop stuff.
- For my technical work history, visit my CV page.
- To see the nonprofits I donate to, visit the Ethos page.
- To contact me, please use my email: michael(DOT)thanh(AT)mvxt.me. Alternatively, reach me via one of my social profiles shown in the footer.
Game, Music, and Code Stream
I recently started streaming on Twitch. I do various things from gaming, to music-making, to coding, and I upload the videos to YouTube. Come join me on a stream - would love your support!
Alternatively, I'm always looking for more people to play games with. I will play almost any game. Friend me on Steam or reach out to me on Discord! Discord user is
Static Void Academy
Online Software Academy
The Static Void Academy is a project I'm working on for software education. Rather than individual, siloed courses teaching specific concepts, the Academy takes a holistic approach to teaching the foundations and fundamentals.
SVA is split into two distinct "sections": Core and Path. Core modules consist of the fundamentals and basics that all software engineers should know. Path modules cover domain-specific knowledge for an industry or area of the tech stack.
For more information, visit the main website.
App of the Month
Curated, Monthly App Review Newsletter
App of the Month is a monthly newsletter reviewing the best productivity and self-improvement apps for others looking to improve their lives.
Years of experimenting and trying out different tools has given me a wealth of information about them.
I write periodically on Medium about a variety of topics. I've contributed to a couple different publications like Better Programming, The Startup, and Mind Cafe. I've also been featured as a Top Writer in Technology, Productivity, and Self Improvement.
The views expressed on these articles are my own, and they do not represent the views of any organizations or employers I am, have been, or will be a part of.
Solo Music Project
When I was young, I was always interested in music. In middle school and high school, I joined the symphonic and marching bands, and there I nurtured my love for music.
Ultimately, I ended up graduating and working in tech. However, now and then I like to appease my musical urges by composing and producing pieces for fun.
Visit the SoundCloud profile
Collab Music Project
Alongside symphonic and marching bands, I played in a separate amateur band with some friends in high school. I took charge of production and editing, and we had the opportunity to perform live at shows and venues like Thorntonfest, Broomstock, and The Oriental Theater.
Two of us have moved on to continue making music together occasionally. This is our project. Our links:
The Noun Project
I like experimenting and improving my skills on various different applications. Although I have no formal graphic design training, I do dabble with various Adobe products. Photoshop and Premiere are required for video and photo editing on the above projects. Another occasional side project is icon design using Adobe Illustrator.
I've primarily focused my portfolio on a website called The Noun Project, and my icons are mostly focused on game icons.
Visit my Noun Project profile.
The Muser Project
A while back, I took an online UI/UX course and completed the course with Springboard UX. The ultimate goal of the course was to take us through the UX journey and the various aspects of user experience design.
Our final project was assembling each component of the course into one long report, and this was a complete UX report for a hypothetical product I was designing. I used a few programs for wireframing and prototyping, most notably Balsamiq and Figma.
My project was titled "Muser", and it was a hypothetical new journaling app I proposed for this course.
See the full report here.