This is my personal website. So who is Mark Verber? I am a husband, father, son, and brother to my family. I am a Christian who strives to embrace love, justice, mercy and humility. I think society can be best judged by how it treats those with the least power and want to make a difference. I believe that the world is complex with many inter-connections which means that small changes can often make a huge impact. I am a systems thinker. I value the clarity that simplicity brings to design and life.
I have spent most of my career in what is today called DevSecOps by some, SRE by others: the intersection of engineering, IT, security, program management, with a dash of research. When I started my career we simple called this systems programming. To quote a former boss, “Mark builds effective and reliable systems and the teams that operate those systems without leaving a mess behind.” I like to say that I build systems which have “good bones”. Systems which are able to adapt to changing requirements. The best example of this was the the voice application service Tellme which I co-architected with Brad Porter. In less that a year we built a system which achieve 99.995% serviceability and continued to achieve this for >15 years guided by the same architecture while numerous technologies changed and traffic growing three orders of magnitude. If you want to know more about my professional experience see my LinkedIn profile or ask for a current resume which has details I didn’t bother putting on Linkedin.
This website which was started in 1990 and continued to be hand edited HTML until 2018 when I decided to modernize by converting to WordPress. Some of my “new” posts are really old content that is finally being updated. I sometimes tweet things I find interesting.