About Mark Lumadue
I have been working with HTML and related stacks since 1997, when I realised you could publish artwork and poetry to the web without having to pay a publisher or fight with an agent. By 1999 I was working professionally, and landed a full time position at Centocor Inc. Within a year they were purchased by Johnson & Johnson, and I spent the majority of my career there, managing hosting platforms, leading teams, and developing web sites for many different business divisions in Pharmaceutical Research & Development.
Over the many years I cut my teeth on many different technologies, some web related and others not, but I ended up with a deep understanding of Information Technology and enterprise infrastructure, as well as the realities and challenges of a large organization. I have also been involved in several FDA submissions, supporting the submissions and presentation teams, as well as acted as the FDA audit technology lead for a couple of different R&D sites. One day in 2011 I woke up to discover I was also a Project Manager, and have managed a dozen or so projects (some more I.T. related than others) from inception to final delivery, working with teams around the world to deliver web solutions to the business.
In my spare time I take care of my two boys, collect pop-culture items, play a little guitar, dream of setting up my train set, and watch a lot of movies (I have a B.A. in Film Arts, which drives my wife nuts). My main hobby is the web, and so here I am when I should be doing other things making web pages - because that is what I do - make web pages. I dream in HTML. I kid you not. I have dreams, real life dreams, parsed in HTML and CSS, which can be somewhat of a curse. So even if I don't know the technology you are interested in, or if you say I don't contribute to GitHub, or if you say I don't have a CompSci degree so I don't know what I am doing, I laugh in your direction, and go back to making web pages.