About me

My name is Mark John Buenconsejo, and here are 10 things about me:

  1. I am a computer programmer, and have been coding since the 90s.
  2. Some of my core skills are thinker, listener, doer, teacher, advisor, and facilitator.
  3. I am interested in using software to solve big problems in the field of Technology, Healthcare, Finance, and Education.
  4. I am curious about many things (specially social behavior), and obsess in understanding them, and learning deeper.
  5. I prefer working in a small team, with big ambitions.
  6. I have co-started a few businesses, since 1999. My most recent one is Next Level.
  7. I like to go on an adventure, discover things, endure hard stuffs, and test my limits.
  8. I like being outdoors, be it by run, hike, bike, swim, or camp. One day or multi-day events are interesting for me.
  9. The longest endurance activity i have finished was 12hrs on a run, and i look forward to extending this in the future.
  10. I live with my wife and our 3 kids, in Cebu, Philippines.

 

Elsewhere

  • Twitter - this is my main distribution channel for content i share online.
  • Instagram - photos i've taken that i find interesting to share.
  • GitHub - codes i wrote and allowed to share online.
  • LinkedIn - my professional background and resume.
  • Strava - sports data from my adventures.
  • Vimeo - videos i've produced so far.

NOW NOW

I help software teams create high quality and better software. Visit my consulting business, Next Level, for more information.

If you are looking to outsource design and development to me, or looking to have someone help you develop a technology roadmap, i am available as a Principal Consultant at Symph.

Also, working as an in-house Technology Strategy consultant at Reapra.

Blogs

Read more from my blog.

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And, this is me! Relaxing, having breakfast, at the Sunset Bar of Coco Grove resort in Siquijor.

Tweets

Read: Read This Before Joining as Employee 1 to 20 at a Startup markj.co/2o7Xef6

"Most engineering education focuses on design & innovation... yet 70% of working engineers focus on maintenance and oversight of existing things!" - @The_Maintainers Lee Vinsel #webstock Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Energy follows attention. Wherever you put your attention as a leader, that’s where the energy of your team tends to go. buff.ly/2EoTRdW Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Just learned from @rands book, about using version control for storing contexts. I haven’t thought of it this way, but it actually makes a lot of sense. Using git comments for project and collab info. Though, it needs to be cultivated in the team.

Read: Technology entrepreneurship and the disruption of ambition markj.co/2Eiaq6X

We did not finish the run yesterday. Stopped at 12km. Kind of hot, and route was mostly rolling hills (first half of the entire route of 21km). But the views sure look pretty.

test Twitter Media - We did not finish the run yesterday. Stopped at 12km. Kind of hot, and route was mostly rolling hills (first half of the entire route of 21km). But the views sure look pretty. https://t.co/CKRxtXrqHT

And the reward at the top. Alrighty, that’s all folks. Time to finish this.

test Twitter Media - And the reward at the top. Alrighty, that’s all folks. Time to finish this. https://t.co/JnUiSQ4xzF

Like i said, half way to the top.

test Twitter Media - Like i said, half way to the top. https://t.co/xJpOa14VrR

Half way to the highest point.

test Twitter Media - Half way to the highest point. https://t.co/OEs4yxzb9a