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Mark Heydenrych
Intermediate Technical Developer

About Mark

I've been using computers since I was very young, and as soon as I could confidently type, my older brother began teaching me the programming he was learning. While he never went into IT, the lessons he taught me drove me to pursue it further. Spark is a Big Data development tool which is likely my favourite technology. By mixing high level SQL and map/reduce functions, Spark allows incredibly complex ETL pipelines to be set up quickly and executed efficiently. I enjoy working on problems where I can clearly visualize the end state, I want to achieve but need to work through each step of reaching it carefully and methodically until a breakthrough occurs. The breakthrough is much more satisfying for the difficulty that preceded it. One of my favorite things about working at Jonah is the fact that there is a great focus on life outside of work – Thursday Night Socials, Lunch Club talks and numerous social groups after hours make for a very rich work environment. I'm a huge fan of Dungeons and Dragons, having a regular group to play amongst friends at Jonah. Most interesting place you've ever travelled to: Medellin, Colombia. The climate and food are exceptional, but what makes it stand out are the incredibly friendly people.