Mark Ng

623-252-3664, [email protected]

My mother sent me to this planet to learn, teach and build great products.

I am a web developer, technologist, sometime entrepreneur, evangelist, teacher and student who has worked in some form of technology role for 16 years. I have significant domain expertise in News Media, Hosting and E-Commerce.

I have been employed as a team leader, a manager and a director of various teams and companies.

I have spent a significant proportion of my career as a contractor or consultant, helping me to quickly become effective within new situations.

Early in my career, I was a systems administrator, giving me a greater understanding of how production systems and architecture work.

I am a polyglot programmer who has worked with many different languages and technologies and can learn others very quickly. The language with which I have most expertise is Python and most of my programming experience has been as a “full stack” web developer.

I aspire to follow the agile manifesto and like to help other people learn to do the same.

I'd like to work in a team that follows the Core Protocols or uses other similar methods to help people share their ideas, desires and motivations.

I am eligible to work in either the EU via my British citizenship or the US via my permanent resident status without sponsorship.

I’m seeking a role building great products with great people, either in a team within a big company looking to modernise their practises or a startup environment. I'd like to work with people who have both something to teach me and something to learn from me. I'm happy to be a leader or a follower, as long as I’m always learning and I have an opportunity to voice my opinions!


Software Developer IV


April 2014 - Present

Working on an as-yet unreleased new product.


The Hunters Database

July 2011 - October 2012, April 2014 - present

We’re creating the best resource to gather information on choosing the right place to hunt for hunters across the US. Like any small business co-founder, I am responsible for anything to do with making that happen.

Director of Technology/Web Developer

Scott's Marketplace

August 2013 - April 2014

At Scott's Marketplace I was responsible for leading a team of developers to launch an e-commerce marketplace, built in Python and Django.

Technologist/Web Developer

Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University

June 2010 - January 2014

At ASU, I worked with the New Media Innovation Lab, the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism and the News21 initiative. I built web and native mobile products and prototypes, maintained existing products, taught journalism students about technology and programming and led teams of Computer Science students to create products.

Web Developer


January 2013 - August 2013

I led development of a magazine website rebuild and redesign. I also worked on various python, django and flask applications to provide new features for Earth911's clients and improve the user experience for internal users.

Developer Evangelist

Media Standards Trust

2008 - 2010

At the Media Standards Trust, I co-authored the hNews and rel-principles microformats standards, and evangelised their use among news organisations. I also organised the News Innovation London conference.



2007 - 2010

I created a popular Twitter favourites aggregator and analytics tool using Python and Django.

Contractor and Consultant


2005 - 2010

Over five years, I worked on many interesting projects, including:

  • implementing SCRUM at an e-commerce agency, and leading their team creating several high traffic e-commerce sites, including
  • creating the community portal and mailing list dotdorset, to help bring together tech community in a quieter area of England
  • winning an award at The Telegraph developer day for creating a mashup "feedshaver" that split RSS feeds into topics, using the opencalais webservice
  • working with the mobile consultancy Future Platforms to create an mobile astronomical event calendar for the National Maritime Museum
  • maintaining the website of and providing consultancy to the UK Press Gazette
  • building several geographical services with UpMyStreet, including a representative finder for the Scottish Parliament
  • worked on the Loaded and NME magazine websites for IPC Media
  • trained the web staff of the major UK business to business publisher William Reed on Accessibility, HTML, CSS and SEO.
  • acted as temporary senior .NET developer for William Reed, whilst they were searching for a permanent replacement for an unexpected departure
  • helped Haymarket Media Group move Media Week from Plone to their in-house CMS

Senior Developer

Quantum Business Media

2004 - 2005

Recruited, helped to set up and lead a new web department at a business to business publisher.


Mysterious Ways

2003 - 2004

Led development and systems administration for a small but perfectly formed bilingual English/Chinese web development company.

UNIX Systems Specialist


2002 - 2003

I worked for a year building and maintaining moderately large UNIX systems for an outsourcing and hosting provider.

Network Manager/Desktop Support

Quantum Business Media

1998 - 2002

The start of my IT career, I began as desktop support, and during my first 4 years at the company (which I later returned to), I was promoted several times to become network manager, whilst learning UNIX/Linux and gaining Cisco certifications.