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.


Hey @Uber your driver was taking me to the airport. He said he was going to “take me to a hotel” and got off the highway. We got to a stop light. I started yelling “let me out of the fucking car” and he wouldn’t unlock the doors. Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Not once in my 20 year career have I seen a sales person held accountable for selling something that doesn’t exist. And yet I’ve seen countless engineers held accountable for not delivering something that was sold that didn’t exist. My single biggest frustration with our industry Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

The Rappler story: Independent journalism with impact rappler.com//about-rappler… #IJF18 @rapplerdotcom Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Read: A journey from Junior Developer to Technical Lead buff.ly/2HQt1IM

Or it can move itself to be a public place, like a mall, where people don’t share too much personal info, but enough to customize the experience. Perhaps this is already how most people view FB?

It could have just stayed as a place to connect with family and friends. Could have find ways to monetize using user-based transactional models. But FB choose to use user and data as the product. Of course it has to, it’s like sugar, easiest and most addictive to customers.

The era of FaceMash is ending. So much BS on making money using people’s personal data. FB promotes itself as a place to connect with family and friends. While on the background, running a peep show, making money, from strangers to listen and manipulate.

Read: Why Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook buff.ly/2uQlTKN