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 strive to improve my practice of wondering, curious, reflecting, vulnerability, coding, advising, coaching, and facilitating.
  3. I am interested in using software to help solve big problems in the field of Healthcare, Education, Finance, and Economic Opportunity.
  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 grow my boundaries.
  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 become better and create high quality software. Visit my consulting business, Next Level, for more information.

I am an adviser at Symph, Synacy.

Current mission in life (perhaps until i'm 50):

  1. Understand how teams in software companies thrive, grow, and create software.
  2. Create content and tools that help teams within Asia (markets: PH, SG, JP, AU, IND, MY), who are creating software, to develop and sustain.
  3. Strengthen and be with my family, as my kids go through the most transformative years of their life (14 to 28).
  4. Expand my boundaries, gain new perspectives of how i understand my life, others, everyone, and see more of the world.
  5. Improve my skills in: creative/essay writing, sleeping, awareness of self and others, focus and mindfulness, and public speaking.


I write on topics about life, learning, human behavior, psychology, mindfulness, self development, economics, society formation, social relationships, languages, culture, fitness, and adventure.

Read more from my blog.


Read: How to Prioritize a Product Roadmap buff.ly/2z9dd14

In case you missed the livestream, here's our CTO @albertpadin's feature at @thefuturishere with @theChrisDo where he demonstrates how to run a Design Sprint! 😍 Part 1: youtu.be/gAVIkM2eJBw Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Read: We need to shift our focus from competencies to agency buff.ly/2SMW2LW

Read: Cloud Computing without Containers buff.ly/2JRbgvb

Thread 👇 twitter.com/MrAlanCooper/s… Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Mark this day on your calendars: I agree with Mr. Alan Cooper. The foundation of agile is programming together. Don’t build the house without first laying the foundation. (Once you lay the foundation you may not need a fancy house.) twitter.com/MrAlanCooper/s… Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

To all my software dev followers, would love any foodback you have for @codelingoapp. This ain’t no linter, this’ll make sure your code feels like your very best code. Every time! twitter.com/codelingoapp/s… Retweeted by Mark Buenconsejo

Hahay, @LazadaPH my friends. Your support process and people seems to be in a sad state. Perhaps, i can help? But first, i hope my case is resolved soon. Any one out there works there? Wanted to reach out to someone who works there and is involved in the org dev?

Read: How My Company Created an Apprenticeship Program to Help Diversify Tech hbr.org/2018/11/how-my…