Michael J Williams is president of Idawg Enterprises LLC, a company he founded in 2000 following a successful career on the world’s vast oceans.
Enjoying the challenges he faced, and gratification he received from being on the water, Michael decided to return to the mainland and pursue his first true passion: computers. Since this time, Michael has honed his dream to become a popular and sought-after web designer, computer tech, webmaster, teacher and a reliable rebuilder of computers.
Reflecting on his introduction to computers, Michael recalls, “I received my first computer – an Atari 800 – at the age of 14. I was captivated by the many computer languages I learned, and determined to experience more. I will forever be grateful to my parents for their insightful and timely Christmas present to me, a present which has led to my career choice.” Following this starter, Michael remained a consummate student, learning everything he could about the intrinsic computer, programming, Internet and building systems. He attended Phoenix University, graduating with a degree in IT Web Design.
Initially, Michael’s interest led him to build his first computer (1995). In 1996, he learned how to network computers, using Microsoft Windows operating systems on his personal computers (95/98(SE)/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10).
Michael recognized he needed hands-on experience, and began working on web design, with light coding and an emphasis on FrontPage suite software (FrontPage 98). He began designing personal websites and quickly was hired by his first client, a world-class percussionist. Coveting their colleague’s website and the visibility he was getting, other musicians, bands and restaurants / bars / nightclubs approached Michael to have him create and design their respective websites.
Business grew remarkably within one-year.
Understanding the endless possibilities of his talent and chosen career, Michael knew he needed experience in a public retail environment, and worked for xx years as a computer geek. When he was confident in his abilities, Michael formally established Idawg Enterprises, and immediately became a success for private companies, corporate businesses, individuals, and non-profits – all whom chose to utilize his education, expertise and personality to have him be their go-to-guy for all things dealing with computers.
Always keeping his mind active, Michael introduced his animal, political, and environmental activism into his professional world, and has created and maintained numerous websites for non-profit animal organizations, as well as political and gardening groups. One highly-celebrated website he built and maintained was for the candidate for Governor of California in 2010. He is also webmaster for myriad animal organizations and initiates and monitors a variety of forums (vBulletin). He continues a large presence in several on-line social networks.
Today, Michael enjoys clients throughout North America, Europe, Australia and is webmaster for numerous non-profit groups, as well as a web host for hundreds of individuals and businesses throughout the United States. Michael is also a certified Microsoft Partner and Beta Tester and has Beta Tested Windows Vista/7/8/10. Additionally, he has Beta Tested Microsoft Office 2007/2010/2013.