Mark comes to Beezwax from a first life as a scientist studying human immunodeficiency virus, human papillomavirus, and cervical cancer. Nineteen years ago, he needed a tool to catalog a repository of study specimens that would eventually grow to well over 200,000 in number, and to store complex data sets of results from immunologic tests on those samples; he quickly discovered FileMaker. He’s immersed himself in FileMaker ever since, developing expertise in all aspects of the platform and becoming a Certified (versions 12 and 14) FileMaker Developer.
“What attracts me to FileMaker is the left brain-right brain synergy involved in developing on a platform that combines the logical analytic skills required to understand client needs, model data, and program workflows with the aesthetic appreciation required to design elegant and intuitive interfaces for users.”
When not developing database tools, Mark can be found riding his bright green Ninja-300 motorcycle in the mountains of the San Francisco Bay area, practicing new songs on his guitar, and getting up to the Sierra Nevada mountains on a regular basis.