About Me

My name is Mark and I’m a senior tech lead with over ten years of experience, who loves coding, mentoring, and fueling technical innovation. I work at :Different, an Australian based startup that is radically redefining and re-imagining property management. Co-founded by Mina Radhakrishnan (Former first head of product for Uber) and Ruwin Perera (Former Principal – Global Business Strategy at Google), the :Different team consists of a select group of individuals who excel at entrepreneurship, startup engineering, cutting edge tech adoption & practices, and fostering an amazing team culture.

My past tenures over the last decade have taken me across organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, travelling to and working from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Japan, and Norway. My contributions have primarily been in the areas of full stack web development, distributed systems, actor frameworks, reactive systems, event-sourcing, domain driven design, and solution architecture. In academia, I am currently reading for my Masters degree in Big Data Analytics – conducting research on machine learning and big data ecosystems. In my spare hours, I am an amateur astronomer (when time and sky permit) and a vintage/retro computing enthusiast.

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