Michael Barwell

About Michael Barwell

Author Biography

CEO and Founder

Team Management and Herding Cats , High End Database Technology, UX System Design and Development, Knowing what book to recommend

Interests: Member Jungle, Craft Beer, Making Craft Beer, Fiddling around with electronics, Hanging with the family

Clubs: Tesla Owners Club of Australia, Manning Point Fishing Classic, Throsby Creek Oenological Phalanx, Merewether Bowling Club

Favourite Jungle Animal: The Capybara - It's the world's largest rodent and one of the most interesting animals on the planet.

Michael isn't your typical CEO. Sure, he's an expert in team management (essential for wrangling our passionate team!). Still, his background also boasts high-end database technology, UX design, and a knack for recommending the perfect book (to keep our minds sharp!).

Michael's early adventures with large-scale Oracle databases took him around the globe. This experience sparked his vision to leverage this technology for websites, just like it powered massive corporations.  His ideas blossomed into Member Jungle's content-driven system, built on the sturdiest software and security available.

Michael is fiercely committed to leaving a healthy planet for future generations.  He's the driving force behind Member Jungle's zero-carbon footprint.  His love for renewable energy fuels our extensive use of solar power, and let's just say he has a serious fondness for his Tesla (we wouldn't be surprised if he whispers sweet nothings to it every now and then).

When Michael isn't leading the Member Jungle pack, you might find him indulging in his love for craft beer (or even brewing his own!), tinkering with electronics, or spending quality time with his family

Michael Barwell

Articles by Michael Barwell

Thursday 27th July 2023

We are officially in the second half of the year, and time is honestly flying; before we know it, Christmas will be here once again. As always, the Member Jungle development team has been working hard to get another load of product updates, fixes and new features out to you. 


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Thursday 9th March 2023

Choosing a membership system can be a daunting task, let alone the time it takes to review each system and decide on the best system for your club. We know that a number of our membership clubs evaluate multiple systems

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Wednesday 1st February 2023

How would you be saving money?

Manually running a club is taxing physically, mentally and financially. The table below breaks down the costs associated with the membership renewal process of a 3,500-member club per year using manual methods.


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Friday 21st October 2022

Data Privacy

With the latest data breaches at Optus Telecommunications and MediBank in Australia, there is a lot of (justified) concern regarding data security and the protection of your data. The information stored by Optus and the access allowed

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Friday 23rd September 2022

The barcode which is shown in the Member Jungle App can be used for integration with your own POS or other card reading systems.

It is based on EAN 13 Barcode Format which is the most common barcode format and is used for most retail goods. So we adapted this barcode for use in Member Jungle.

What is the format of the Member

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Tuesday 20th September 2022

Here is a summary of the new features or changes to Member Jungle added in our September 2022 release. 



There are lots of changes in membership functionality for this release. 


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Tuesday 6th September 2022

In the modern internet world your customers are too busy to spend time reading your content, now they want quick answers and an easy format, the answer? Video!

Video is the perfect way to get your message across and get your customers (members or potential members) to engage with your content. Statics published recently suggest that customers

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Thursday 11th August 2022

Digital Member Cards | Member Cards on Mobile App

So what is a digital membership card?

A digital membership card can be a number of things but generally it is some sort of image of a ‘real’ card that resides

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Tuesday 17th September 2019
Categories: Our Clients | Sustainability

On September 20, 2019, we are supporting our employees to strike for Climate Change

Friday the 20th of September, Member Jungle will be proudly supporting our team members to participate in #ClimateStrike as we as a business believe that everyone benefits from living in a healthy, stable environment. 

What is

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