Mark Grant, Software Craftsman

Mark Grant

Software Craftsman

8th Light Craftsman since May 29th, 2012

Mark's career began in freelance web design. It didn't take long for Mark to realize his interest lay in programming behind the sites he was designing. He quickly began learning as much as he could about as many program languages as he could handle. These included Ruby, JavaScript, Clojure and Rails. All of this knowledge was finally put to use when he became an apprentice under Colin Jones.

To Mark, craftsmanship means taking advantage of the accumulated knowledge of your peers. There is no need to reinvent the wheel when dealing with a client's problem. There is a wealth of accumulated wisdom at his fingertips that would be foolish to ignore. This also means he has a responsibility to add that accumulated wisdom, and to pass it along to his team members. A client isn't just hiring your ability to write code, they are hiring your knowledge and approach to the craft.

In his free time, Mark enjoys watching films, reading books and taking leisurely walks around the city.

Mark received his Bachelor's in both Philosophy and Mathematics from New York University in 2009.