Mike Kasberg

is a Web Software Engineer at Strava. He loves developing web applications and is passionate about Linux and open source software.


03 May 2019 · Computer Shopping: The Ultimate Developer Laptop

Thoughts & Ideas

Recently, I bought a new computer. My goal was to find the ultimate developer laptop! Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration… I actually set a fairly reasonable budget for myself. So maybe the ultimate affordable developer laptop™ is…

24 Feb 2019 · Why Short Feedback Cycles Lead to Great Software

Software Development

I think most software developers love short feedback cycles, whether they realize it or not. And it makes sense! Really short feedback cycles are one of the first things most developers experience when they write their first “Hello, world!” program….

13 Jan 2019 · 5 Tech Talks Every Web Developer Should Watch

Software Development

I enjoy listening to tech talks from expert software engineers. When you listen to a good tech talk, you’re given the opportunity to learn from someone else’s experiences, and this is really valuable in such a fast-moving industry. A lot…


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ConfessIt is an app for Catholics. It has 4.5 stars in the Google Play App Store after more than 550 reviews and 28,000 downloads.

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Count the Dots

Count the Dots is a surprisingly challenging and addictive game based on Subitizing.


I'm a Web Software Engineer at Strava. I have experience in a range of technologies including Linux, Ruby, PHP, Scala, Java, SQL, Javascript, and Android. In my increasingly scarce free time, I develop websites and Android apps. My most recent app is Count the Dots, a game that's based on subitizing. I also maintain ConfessIt, an app for Catholics, with a 4.5 star rating after more than 550 reviews and 28,000 downloads.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Colorado School of Mines in 2011 with a degree in computational and applied mathematics; I subsequently completed a Master's of Education at the University of Denver as part of the Denver Teacher Residency. After a short stint of full-time teaching, I returned to the field of software engineering at SpotX, where I worked for 3 years before joining Zen Planner and finally moving on to Strava.