Hi, I’m Mark Entingh
I grew up playing video games, obsessed with drawing wireframes of my own RPG at an early age. I’d create elaborate dungeon maps, draw characters, their weapons, and bosses they would fight. Dropped out of high school early so I could pursue my career as a web developer at the age of 17. I’ve worked as a freelancer most of my career, finding clients, negotiating with them, and building their websites to spec in my early 20’s.
in my mid 20’s, i had come up with a great idea I called Rennder. It’s a drag & drop web design platform in the web browser. The internet was still very much in its infancy, and it was very difficult to build a stable prototype, but eventually an investor found Rennder in late 2011. After he had played around with a live prototype of Rennder, Konrad Musial decided to fund the project.
Within 3 years, I had spent the small amount of funding that I had recieved while working on Rennder full time. At this point, WordPress had taken over the world and my project had become obsolete.
finally, in 2015, I decided to step away from the Saas business model (similar to SquareSpace, Wix, & Weebly), and make Rennder open source to compete directly with WordPress. I let go of the bloated project and started porting over code to a new project using Microsoft's new, open source platform, ASP.net Core (at the time, it was called vNext beta 4.0).
At the end of 2015, I found a full-time job in Seattle's Capitol Hill. I spent 6 months working on many projects that were developed on top of several different technologies, one using the experimental ASP.net Core along with Azure, and others developed with PHP. I was in charge of developing several websites using the Amazon AWS stack as well as with the Azure stack. One project consisted of transfering an existing Magento website to AWS, developing custom extensions for Magento in the process, and finally executing the transfer with no down-time for the live website.
Here I am now. It's 2016 and I'm ready to transition to something more familiar. I'd like to work more within the C# realm now that Microsoft has become fully open-source & open-minded in the software development community. I believe Visual Studio is the greatest IDE ever developed, and C# is among the greatest languages I've ever worked with, especially now that it can be used to develop applications across multiple platforms, including Mac OSX, Linux, Android, and Raspberry Pi.
I'm very excited about neural networks and have been studying the various methods of implimenting convolutional neural networks using sigmoid neurons & back-propagation. I am also excited about the Hololens and potentially developing an app using Unity 3D in the near future. I really want to be on the forefront of web development, deep neural networking research, and virtual / augmented reality technologies. This is what I've decided for my future.
For now, I am simply looking for a good job. I want to work with well-rounded developers & creatives, and I'd like to work with c# on the dot net stack, building cool stuff for people to interact with and get exicted about.