As Technology & Development Director, Mark is responsible for recommending and implementing strategic technology approaches for Happy Cog’s projects. He also develops and customizes content management systems ranging from personal blogging tools to enterprise-scale e-commerce systems. He has built large-scale editorial management systems for busy news rooms, developed custom applications, modules, plugins, and optimized server infrastructure. All along the way, Mark’s unique ability to blend strict client requirements and rigid technical limitations has allowed him to create intuitive systems that are stable, compatible, secure, and fast.
Mark graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with a BS degree in Digital Media. At Drexel, he learned the concepts behind web standards using Jeffrey Zeldman’s "Designing with Web Standards" as a textbook. Since then, he has been a staunch advocate for creating systems that adhere to the standards and best practices Happy Cog evangelizes.