Hi, I’m Michael DiBernardo. Many people call me ‘Debo.’
I’m a software engineering leader in Toronto, Canada. I have worked in the software industry since 2006.
I am an engineering leader at Cambridge Cognition. Until recently I was VP Engineering at Winterlight Labs, which was acquired by Cambridge Cognition in January 2023.
Before that, I was VP Engineering at Wave. I was responsible for growing the engineering team and its practices as the company scaled. I was also the primary architect of Wave Payments, which has processed billions of dollars in payments since its release. Wave was acquired by H&R Block in 2019.
I’m certified in Mental Health First Aid, and have experienced psychophysiologic disorder. I have great faith that mental health practice will drastically improve in the next 20-30 years, and I hope that we can pick up the slack until then.
I’m a Buddhist.
My favorite Unicode character is Person In Business Suit Levitating 🕴️. Thanks to some dear friends, I am a Bronze Sponsor for this character.
I used to write publicly about mental health and stress illness, but I don’t anymore. I don’t write much of anything anymore on this blog, because I don’t think I can write with a sense of safety if my name is attached to it.