It is so great to meet you all. The name is Mark, and from what I’m told, I’m the lead product trainer here at Dundas (go figure!).
Being a product trainer gives me the opportunity to practice my killer comedy skills with a captive audience. That’s right – there’s no escaping it. I have a BIG personality – again, so I’m told – but my jokes are not always so funny – I’m also being told this a lot… I beg to differ.
Some of you may recognize me from my one-time performance at Disney Land in California in the early 2000’s. I was doing what I like to refer to as a “Super Awesome Polish Folk Dance” – no joke, and no I am not sharing pictures. No one wants to see that. Well, except maybe my mother. I’m still waiting for my big break, but sadly the call for Polish Folk Dancers is limited.
If you haven’t picked up on it yet, I’m really outgoing with more than a hint of sarcastic undertones, which I know is odd for us developers.
I started here at Dundas a little over 6 years ago in R&D and helped bring Dundas BI to life. For the past year I’ve been working as a Consultant and Trainer, which gives me the chance to practice my comedy – there’s literally no escaping it – and talk to people about how they use our software. I like to think I know a thing or two about a thing or two, when it comes to Dundas BI, and if you’re lucky, I may share my years of wisdom with you.
My favorite movie is the Big Lebowski and yes, “Dude Abides.” I like kicking back with a whiskey, scotch or bourbon (old school) – not into craft beers like most people in my age bracket.
A little-known fact around the office, which I am sharing with you here first – even though I am a super positive individual – my favorite word is “ominous.” Chew on that one for a minute! Is this a taste of things to come? How foreboding…
I’m a huge music fan and to find a new artist to listen to, I go looking through album covers in a certain genre and simply choose the most interesting looking one. Only failed spectacularly once so far… If you have any music suggestions, I am all ears! Let’s make that our icebreaker. Let me know in the comments who your favorite artist is, and what song I need to listen to.
I am looking forward to connecting with all of you in the forums and the greater community in general. PS – I’m working on my own Training Channel for the community, which will be coming soon to a theatre near you!