Mark Cloutier Full Stack Software Engineer

My Expertise

Full Stack Software Engineer with a passion for implementing complex software solutions in intuitive, agile ways using my skills as a leader, technology enthusiast, and software developer.


These days, I find myself mostly working in Java or Python, but I have experience in a wide array of languages such as Ada, C, C++, C#, HTML, Javascript, MATLAB, R, and SQL. In a future lifetime, I'd love to learn Go, Clojure, Scala, and the popular Web Application frameworks.


I've spent many years working with orchestration, virtualization, and container based technologies like VirtualBox,Kubernetes and Docker. My OS of choice is RHEL/CentOS, but also have spent a lot of time in Windows 10 and Ubuntu. There are new cutting edge technologies coming out an a daily basis, and if I had my choice, I'd learn all of them.


Tools are what (usually) make our lives as developers easier. I spend most of my day coding in a Eclipse, VSCode, or Notepad++ and committing my code into Gitlab, Github, or Bitbucket. For the ins and outs of ticket management, documenting, and code reviews, I am most familiar with the Atlassian tools like JIRA, Confluence, and Crucible.

Featured Hobby Projects


Alpaca Java

Alpaca is an API First Commission Free Brokerage. I noticed that Alpaca did not have Java variant of their API and volunteered to create one. I started the repository on Github and maintained it for a while, but as my free time became more scarce, I handed the 'ownership' reins over to another developer.

Github Site

ELI5 Software & Technology

Software and Technology is full of complicated concepts. ELI5 stands for 'Explain Like I'm 5', which is a technique to explain something complicated in a way that a 5 year old could understand (note: this is just an ideal -- most of this stuff is still too complicated for a 5 year old). I wanted to create a simple interface backed by markdown files that would present 'ELI5' variants of explanations for complex software and technology concepts.

Github Site

Quest Slayer

Quest Slayer is a concept that I've toyed with in my mind for many years. I've always wanted to implement a web app that lets users keep track of 'Quests'. This is currently a Proof of Concept built on blogspot as it was a free host at the time, but at some point I'd like to move this over to Github pages.

Github Site


The Bookshelf is a simple way to keep tracks of the books I've read, want to read, and am currently reading. What makes this somewhat unique is that the backing yaml data model is kept in a separate repository that is connected to both this 'portfolio' page and myshelf.

Github Site


So many books, so little time...