Where to find me
I don't have accounts on any freelance sites
If you happen to see a Mark Biek with my picture on Upwork or any other freelance sites, that's a fake profile. I don't currently do work through any freelance sites, though I am occasionally available for contract work.
I've been working full time as a software developer since 1998 and I love the intellectual thrill of writing code and solving problems.
I firmly believe that the days of a developer working by themself in a room are over. Software Development is all about collaboration. The ability to work with other developers and clients is just as important as the ability to write code. I love to work with awesome, smart people making beautiful and exciting things. I love making things that people will use and enjoy.
I am not a great programmer.
I am a middle-of-the-road programmer.
I don’t think I’m a 10x programmer. I am not changing the world. I never invented a programming language or wrote a really amazing piece of software that everyone knows about.
So I have to make up for it other ways.
- I write decent code (mostly).
- I document things.
- I accept criticism.
- I’m always learning.
- I can stay organized in a large project.
- I work well with people, especially non-technical people.
- I can be an advocate for a talented team member who is being overlooked or mentor Junior developers.
- I can deal with jerks without getting upset.
- I can get things done. If there is a roadblock or someone is stuck, I can generally get things moving again
I’m going to bring value to the table in whatever way I can.