About the Author

Mark is a programmer with nearly two decades of experience. In his current role as system architect at Knowledge In Practice, LLC he works with a small team of talented developers on next-generation responsive web and mobile applications. Over the years he has built production systems in BASIC, Pascal, C, C++, C#, Python, Java, and javascript.  His current daily technology ecosystem includes Django, Docker, redis, mongodb, postgreSql, rabbitMQ, and whatever else he can get his hands on for free that will solve a problem. In a previous life he co-founded Incurrent, a first-gen Internet banking startup that made Deloit’s Hot 50 a couple of times before dying of exhaustion. He is an occasional writer who has authored some twenty articles for print journals that no longer exist, including Dr. Dobb’s Journal and Software Development Magazine. When not working he plays the guitar, rummages about in history, follows old roads to see where they go, and tries to help his wife Michele manage three daughters, two dogs, and a cat. He does, in retrospect, think it’s weird writing about yourself in the third-person on your own website. You can contact him at markbetz.net.