About Shrop

20 years of experience leading technical teams at a large urban research university and nationally recognized, award winning graphic communications company, operating a freelance web design and development company, and building a stronger technical community in the Charlotte region. Experience leading others with an eye on the big picture, while getting into the details as a software developer, systems architect and system administrator. Major accomplishments include growing a university IT department from a desktop support operation to include server management and custom development services, leading the university with adoption of the Drupal content management system, advising the university with a campus-wide Drupal deployment, technical leadership, planning, and implementation of an $85M student union project, and doubling the size of a custom development team which is responsible for delivering secure customer specific marketing portals that drive print and marketing automation.

Skills include: Technology Leadership, Software Development, Systems Administration, Software Platform Management, Continuous Integration, Behavior Driven Development, Software Architecture, Technical Recruiting, Business Analysis, Project Management, Community Building, Event Management, Facility Operations and Construction Project Management, Audio engineering, Podcasting, Music Composition and Performance

Mark loves: Research & development of all aspects of technology integration from IT hardware, system operations, and software development. Architecting technology services to solve workflow problems and improving efficiencies with open source software.

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