Mark R. Baker
Data Analyst

I have been intrigued by computers since my mom lent me her Macintosh Classic in 1983. At the time, I was also fascinated by history, and I took that path initially, completing a PhD in History at Harvard University. I worked for years as a historian, but recently I decided to take the other path:  in 2020, I completed Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp; in July 2022, I completed Datacamp's Data Analyst Certification, and in September 2022, I completed Datacamp's Data Scientist Certification. I am now seeking work as a data analyst, while also using my web development skills. I am a very hard worker, adept at learning new skills, and eager to work in a variety of data science and web development roles.

Computer Languages
Power BI
Node JS
Test Suites
Human Languages
June 2022 to Sept. 2022
Data Scientist Certification
Oct. 2021 to July 2022
Data Analyst Certification
Apr. 2021 to July 2021
Cybersecurity 2021
Lighthouse Labs
Aug. 2020 to Nov. 2020
Full-Stack Web Development 2020
Harvard University
Sept. 1993 to Aug. 2001
PhD History 2001
AM History 1995
University of Alberta
Sept. 1984 to June 1982
BA History 1988
MA History 1993
Canada Revenue Agency
Victoria, BC, Canada
Collections Contact Officer
July 2018 to Current

Worked with tax payers who were late in their tax payments. From this work experience, I acquired advanced customer service skills, often helping tax payers to set up a plan to get their finances back on track and, as a result, to worry less.

Koc University
Istanbul, Turkey
Assistant Professor
Sept. 2009 to Aug. 2017

Taught undergraduate and graduate students east European history, researched, wrote, and published papers on eastern European history, and worked as chair of the history department.

California State University, Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA, USA
Associate Professor
Sept. 2002 to Aug. 2009

Taught CSUB undergraduate and graduate students east European history, researched, wrote, and published papers and one book on east European history, and carried out various administrative duties. In addition, I created and maintained the history department's website.

Wordle Solver
Dec. 2021 to Mar. 2022

I became obsessed with Wordle last December; I wrote a python script to solve it more quickly. Then I built this React web app to make the solver accessible to anyone. I am still working to improve it, but for most days, it solves the Wordle in less than 6 guesses.

Spelling Bee Helper
July 2021 to Oct. 2021

I wrote the script initially in Python to help me solve the NYTimes Spelling Bee Puzzle. I then transformed the script to React and created a small web app with a user interface to make it available to anyone wanting a little help to become a "genius" on the NYTimes puzzle section.

See O2
Oct. 2020 to Nov. 2020

The site maps and tracks air quality sensors built by the three-member team, using an arduino module and aq sensor. We link these sensors to a server, which then renders them on a map. Users can click on the sensor markers to get more info and sign up for alerts whenever that sensor detects bad air quality. Users can also build/buy their own sensors and add them to the network. Stack: node, express,, react frontend with google maps apis.

Oct. 2020 to Oct. 2020

This scheduler is a react project that helps students to book, edit and delete appoints with interviewers. They can choose a time, enter their names, choose an interviewer and save. There is also some error handling.

Sept. 2020 to Sept. 2020

The midterm project for LL Web Development Bootcamp. Users can take quizzes made by other users, create their own quizzes, delete their own quizzes,  and share their quizzes and quiz results with others via links.

Sept. 2020 to Sept. 2020

Tweeter is a single-page Twitter clone. It has a button to open the form to compose a tweet. It checks to see that the tweet is 140 characters or less, but not empty; it adds tweets in real time.