Marcus Wood

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About Me

Hi, my name is Marcus and I am a self-employed software engineer living and working remotely in Richmond, VA. I grew up in a small farm town known as Meadows of Dan and graduated from Virginia Tech with a dual degree in entrepreneurial management and marketing. I'm a self-taught developer and have been coding for over six years.

I specialize in building enterprise web platforms using JavaScript (TypeScript nowadays!), Node, GraphQL, and React. I've been lucky to work with a lot of brilliant engineers along that way at some of the largest companies in the world like Deloitte and PwC.

I am currently contracting at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a lead application developer architecting a fintech platform containing multiple SaaS solutions surrounding financial crime. I build my own products on the side (maybe you've heard of Guess the Throne) and have started to blog full of helpful things I’ve learned over the years to share what I’ve learned. I also speak at a variety of events to support the ever-growing tech community.

When I'm not coding, I'm in nature exploring, hiking, fishing, or biking.

Marcus at Zion
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  • Marcus at Sedona
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Speaking

I've started to speak more and give back to the community. I like speaking on application architecture, design patterns, and the JAM stack.

Monorepos: Friend or Foe

A in-depth exploration of monorepos using Lerna and Yarn. Learn what they are, how they work, and the pitfalls you may face while adopting one.

JAM in 15: How to build and deploy a JAM stack app in 15 minutes, 2020

An overview of the JAM stack for beginners using Gatsby and Netlify. The talk is 100% in the editor walking through how to bootstrap your application, add a blog, and deploy all within 15 minutes.

Contact Me

You can reach me by email at hi@marcuswood.io if you would like to discuss an idea, book a speaking engagement, ask questions about a coding problem, or just connect!

Are you a recruiter? Please contact me at marcus@alcamine.com.

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