Mark R. Baker, PhD

Web Developer, Cybersecurity Expert

(also historian and editor)

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About me

I am from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I grew up playing hockey, soccer, golf, and basketball (in that order). I also went to school, worked hard, did well, and managed somehow to get into Harvard University, where I completed a Ph.D. in 2001. Since then, I have taught at four universities: one year at L'viv National University in Ukraine; seven years at California State University, Bakersfield; eight more years at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey; and more recently at the University of Victoria (just one course, as a sessional instructor, on the history of rock and roll).

Recently, I decided to change my career path. In November 2020, I completed the Lighthouse Labs Web Development BootCamp. Then, I learned Data Science, and in July 2022, I successfully completed the Data Analyst Certification at In September 2022, I completed DataCamp's certification as a professional data scientist. In July 2023, I passed the CompTIA Security+ examination. Finally, in December 2022, I began Springboard's Cybersecurity Track, which I completed in September 2023. I am looking for Cybersecurity role in any sphere of IT. I am adept in Python, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SASS, Ruby, Rails, Node, and React; I also know Linux and MS Powershell. I have learned test-driven development, focusing on these testing packages: Mocha, Chai, JEST, Cypress, Storybook, and rspec.

I am open to any kind of work related to my skills, but I am now focused on Web dev and Cybersecurity.

My Projects

Below you will find brief descriptions and links to some of my projects:

Testimonials from clients for whom I did editing work:

"Dear Mark, I warmly thank you for your excellent work.... It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with you!"

-- Nicola Bassoni

"Mark, I would recommend you highly to any one who wants assistance with their writing. You are helpful, meticulous, understanding, and rigorous. Thank you."

-- Can Nacar

A few pics of beautiful Vancouver Island


Contact me

email: [email protected]

cell: 778-584-1974

skype name: mrbaker1917

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