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.


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


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I’d say, first 10 years of a programmer’s life be spent mastering the art and science of the machines. After then, one may be at least 25 years old, and proceed on the life long journey of mastering self and others.

Question then, if programmers will accept the concept that to master the coding domain, is to master the complexities of working with other human beings, rather than typing on the keyboard in front the machine.

Interesting to realize, that creating software is difficult, not by the complexities of the machine and language, but by the difficulties in how humans work together in complex situations. No wonder, i find writing code a relaxing therapy.

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ACM has updated its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. acm.org/about-acm/acm-… Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Early in your career, don’t choose the job where you’ll be happiest. Choose the job where you’ll grow the most. Investing in learning is the most important career choice you can make. #TuesdayThoughts Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo