Who the hell is Mark Ramsey?
Mark Ramsey has had technophilia his whole life. When in 2nd grade in Los Angeles, Mark started playing with an IBM 805 computer that had been donated to his elementary school. His family left California and moved to Dallas, Texas in 1979. Mark learned Basic programming by hanging out at Sears and playing with the TI 99/4 computer. He then fell under the spell of the Atari 2600 video game. Mark had been playing with computers and had to have one so Christmas of 1983 he was presented with his first computer, the Colecovision Adam. The Adam had an AppleBasic emulator and Mark also learned to program in Logo as well. Mark had several friends with Commodore machines and started programming on the Vic20 and C-64. In 1984, Mark’s family’s business started using an IBM PC to keep customer records. Since the 12 year old was the only one in the family with any computer experience. He started his professional computer career by maintaining this DOS-based machine. Eventually, word got around that Mark knew about computers and he’s been slugging it out with the digital dragons ever since.
In 1995, Mark started MasterNET a web hosting and web page design company using Slackware Linux servers and 128bit ISDN lines to the Internet. Mark then saw that the Internet was a wave about to crest.
In 1998, Mark joined the biotech startup, Luminex Corporation to manage the company’s IT infrastructure and growth during the transition from private to public company. Mark gained experience with many technical areas including networking, telecommunications, CRM/ERP, FDA regulations and ISO certification.
In 2001, Mark left the corporate world to go solo. He’s now is a business technology consultant for many forward thinking companies. Mark understands the convergence of business, the web, photography, audio and video production with the new digital culture.
You can hire him for your project at Hype Anvil (sorry, probably already busy on something)
He’s also the host of several internet shows, including Pigskin Radio, Tasty Logic and The Tech Tards Show. You can find him behind the scenes on Reel Geniuses and sometimes fills in on the GeekBeat LIVE! production team.
And if you are reading this, you must be visiting his blog, Mark Ramsey.
Other places online to find him…….
FUN FACT: Mark currently runs the family wig business