Hi, I'm Mark 👋
I'm a staff software engineer working at Federato. I love all things frontend whether that's building stunning UI components, improving accessibility and user experience, or fine-tuning the frontend build system. Developer experience is another huge passion of mine as I like to empower myself and other engineers to build excellent solutions with less friction. TypeScript, React, CSS, and Go are where you'll find me the happiest, and a little Rust sprinkled here and there doesn't hurt.
Outside of work, I'm a small-town kid from Wisconsin who loves small-town life almost as much as I like snow and winter. In my free time, I like working on my house, spending time with family and friends, and playing disc golf. I am also a Christian seeking to be more like Jesus in word, thought, and deed.
While I am a software engineer and a total nerd, I'm a huge extrovert and love spending time with people. If you ever want to debate the usefulness of college education for professions like computer science, I will gladly oblige as I am a self-taught developer who found very little practical value in college behind getting that slip of paper they call a diploma.
🔭 Recent projects
- Bytes. A new short-form post series on my website to share knowledge on a more frequent basis.
- pomo. Been adding new features to my terminal pomodoro timer including a macOS menu bar extension.
- flashlight. A Rust and SWC powered search tool to track JS/TS code imported from a specific import source.
🌱 I’m currently learning
- Figma. My work on termicons has helped me get a little familiar with Figma, and I feel like I just stepped into a whole new world of design.
- Advanced CSS features. Not super specific, but just been doing a lot more with advanced CSS features like scroll-driven animations, anchor positioning, and lots more.
- React ARIA. A headless component library for React that is just plain awesome.
⚡ Fun facts
- The first programming language I learned was Python which I almost never use anymore. 🐍
- I've had many hobbies over the years including locksmithing, Rubik's cubes, Braille, and more. 🔐
- I play the Ukulele daily. 🎸