I'm Mike McNeil and I code and make business and stuff.
My first startup was in social television, where I saw the need for more efficient, easy-to-use solutions for realtime social features. Because of that, I got involved in Node.js early on, and after building a few early apps, recognized the need for an MVC solution to normalize patterns.
I lead a team of very talented individuals at a [UX-focused web and mobile studio in Austin, TX](http://sailsjs.com/studio). This has funded the ongoing development of the framework, but also provided plenty of excellent opportunities to build out and utilize Sails.js in production, based on real-world use cases.