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Mark Colan

I have worked with computers since 1973:

  • computer operations then COBOL programming for two retail companies (1973-1980)
  • operating systems programming in assembly language for Data General (1980-1984)
  • MIT Project Athena, C language, employed by IBM (1984-1987)
  • various DOS, OS/2, and Windows application products for Lotus Development Corp, C/C++/Java (1987-1998)
  • technical evangelist and competitive analyst for IBM (1998-2015)

I left IBM in June, 2015. I am not actively looking for a new job, but am open to working on interesting projects formally or informally.

In addition to my primary career:

  • I taught a Thai / Southeast Asian cooking class at Cambridge Center for Adult Education (1983-1993)
  • I managed vendors for World of Food and World of Crafts at the Cambridge River Festival (1987-2009)
  • I have traveled extensively in many countries (1983-present)
  • I am semi-conversational in Spanish, and have a basic command of Thai language
  • I work with Thai people in USA who need to speak English better

Various interests:

  • Programming in Python
  • Building electronics, particularly sound synthesis and nanocomputers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi)
  • International cooking
  • Woodworking
  • Maker movement
  • Travel, mainly in Southeast Asia
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