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. I am a skills and mastery guy.
  3. I am interested in using software to solve big problems in the field of Technology, Healthcare, and Education.
  4. I am curious about how every thing works, and obsess in understanding them, and learning deeper.
  5. I prefer working in a small team, with big ambitions.
  6. I've co-founded a few startups, since 1999. The most recent is Caresharing.
  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.


Work with me

I just started a consulting business, helping software teams build better software. Visit my consulting website, Next Level, for more information.



Read more from my blog.


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


Read: “Clean Slate” Protocol -- rebuild production site every midnight. markj.co/2pSyqXQ

What's awful about being a {software engineer, tech lead, manager}? markj.co/2pOAaE3?

“You can work long, hard, or smart, but at Amazon.com you can’t choose two out of three” 💥

Read: Get Smart: Three Ways of Thinking to Make Better Decisions and Achieve Results markj.co/2pLLduj?

Read: General James Mattis: Arm Yourself With Books markj.co/2ptsKWN?

Read: Alan Kay's answer to What made Xerox PARC special? markj.co/2pLKYzg

Read: The Responsibility/Fault Fallacy markj.co/2pm0wNB

Video: Keeping It Real - how to start, run and sell a web 2.0 startup @ BoS USA 2008 markj.co/2povP7F