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, doer, coder, facilitator, advisor, and coach.
  3. I am interested in using software to solve big problems in the field of Technology, Healthcare, Finance, and Education.
  4. I am always 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.


  • 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.


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.


Read more from my blog.


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


Read: Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian's Top Self-Care Strategies for Entrepreneurs buff.ly/2KegzEv

Read: The Four Laws of Software Economics buff.ly/2K4XtEs

Read: Seth Godin on lessons from years in the software industry. buff.ly/2Mhff47?

Read: An Ambitious Person’s Brutally Honest Take On Work-Life Balance buff.ly/2J8zxig

Read: Message Filters, Or: Not Getting It buff.ly/2K7XQNU

Read: Staying on the path to high performing teams. buff.ly/2IdRwQ4

Make your work meaningful by following these 8 practices to practice by @dszuc and @igiwong: medium.com/make-meaningfu… @makemeaningfulw Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Posted: "A Case Study in Not Being A Jerk in Open Source", wherein I rewrite a Linus Torvalds email to be half as long, still clear and forceful, with none of the insults. destroyallsoftware.com/blog/2018/a-ca… Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo