A direct supervisor said...
I really enjoyed working with Michael and I would give him a very strong recommendation. Michael would be an outstanding member of any team. If I thought I could get him to move back to Houston, I would make him an offer immediately. His ability to learn new things and deliver high-quality results really set him apart from a lot of folks that have worked for me over the past 15 to 20 years.
What characteristic(s) about Michael set him apart?
Michael is very bright, resourceful, and hightly-motivated.
Were there any particular activities or tasks where Michael excelled?
Michael was an excellent software developer. He created high-quality software in a very efficient manner.
What skills does Michael possess that were valuable in your work?
He has excellent Java coding skills. He helped develop a lot of the code that controlled the in-game entities.