Introduction

My name is Mark Platt. I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia with my wife and our four cats. I like to be surrounded by people who are smarter and more capable than me. I like surprises, unless I find out about them.

I'm basically a good dude, you can ask around.

Work

I'm a Manager and Software Architect with a strong background in IT, consulting, ecommerce, and agency work. I bring insights about processes, cost, timelines, staffing, team resourcing, and culture building to the table.

I work for Benefits Data Trust steering our application ecosystem towards the larger organizational goals through collaboration, vision, and hands on development.

I'm probably available to do all sorts of consulting so drop me a line if you need a hand.

Interests

My hobbies and interests are constantly changing, and if I'm being honest I can't really keep track of them. Over the years that two have remained consistent are music, games, and cats.

I play some games. Mostly video games and table top RPG's, but I'm also into board games, and dabble in TCG's every few years. I recently took up Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, and have a lot of points of unpainted Skaven sitting on my shelf. I play in a weekly-ish D&D game game with a bunch of folks I have known for a really long time. I'm a pretty big nerd, and I'm pretty happy with that.

Everyobody loves music, so it seems trite to say it, but I am unsurprisingly also fond of music. I play a little, and sporadically. I listen to a lot. I'm currently trying to find the very weird seam between country, American folk, and heavy metal.

Our cats are Sam, Charlie, Panther and Half-Panther. Sam and Charlie are older tuxedo brothers. Panther and Half-Panther are foster fails. Sam is my best friend. Charlie is the neediest cat in history. We call the kittens "the kittens" but they are fully grown cats. I've been to a cat convention.

Contact

You can email me at mark+2020@mrkplt.com.