Hi There.
My Name Is Marc.

I am a developer, media-hacker, and freestyle drone pilot

BIO

I develop software and web applications using Python. I also have skills in PHP, Ruby, ECMA, and many other languages, but Python is my primary language. Professional details are here exclusively.

As a "media hacker" my 20,000+ hours in recording, engineering, allow me to re-engineer gear and media. I have played over 500 live shows in almost 75 projects on 5 instruments across the USA.

As a developer all work is enterprise orientated delivering the highest quality possible. My resume spans agency work, start-ups, and corporate applications where experience ranges from HIPAA compliance to social media integrations and scraping.

In 2013 I scaled back my audio/video work and became a drone operator. Flying robots is the most magnificent activity imaginable and has provided endless inspiration for hardware, software, and audio-visual presentation.

 

Selected Projects

 

Slack Apps: Custom integrations and bots (currently invite only).

Anti-Framework : Minimalist PHP based framework for publishing sites quickly using only markdown.

fpv.datamafia.com : A collection of drone flight derivative media works.

Rotor Garage : Open source, not for profit, non-competing, freestyle focused drone research and engineering hub.

Consign App: Interface for Shopify allowing 3rd party digital consignment and management.


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"Sometimes you have to write 2000 lines of code to know what 1500 lines to discard."

Media Hacking

Thought Leader

  • SXSW presenter/performer
  • Created and Ran large audio Meet-Up
  • Declined Ableton certification 2x

Hacking

  • Non-traditional CV implementations
  • Reverse engineering of Ableton API
  • DJ scratching real time effect (hardware)

Technician

  • Re-mixing (live and studio)
  • Software and Hardware modification
  • Audio/Video powerhouse

Shiny objects dull quickly and few are gold. Choose your tech wisely, make sure the bricks are a worthy foundation.

FAQ

What are your tools of choice? Code is written mostly in JetBrains products. I would prefer Linux (despite using OSX)

Do you have some code examples? My best work is for other companies and is their property. I post occasionally at GitHub.

Are you available for freelance work? Yes, I also take on medium length contracts and larger projects.

What do you like to do away from the screen? Spend time with my wife, fly drones, and build stuff.

What are your favorite books? I mostly read programming books, but also enjoy derivative works from Burroughs and Gysin cut-up experiments (I also admit to listening to cheesy sci-fi audio-books).

What are your favorite movies? The list is easy: Waking Life, Big Lebowski, and Brazil.

What are your favorite albums? All I need are three: Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys, Little Sunflower by Milt Jackson, and TNT by Tortoise.

What is your favorite quote? Anything in latin. Lorem Ipsum.

Where do you reside? NYC, East Village and Colorado (near Denver). My real home is the internet.

Are you interested in a full-time job? I entertain all opportunities but choose relationships like these carefully. Contact me directly for a full career package.

Simplicity and elegance are expensive up front but a better investment in the long run.

contact

Communication occurs on many channels. Instant message, phone, team platforms, project management software, video services and even email.

contact [at] datamafia [dot] com