Born in New Jersey suburbs -- Mark Hansen is an activist, entrepreneur, and technologist.
After living with environmental and human rights activists in the U.K. they transferred to Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey to earn a degree in Anthropology, American Studies, and Visual Art.
It was in New Brunswick, NJ, among activists fighting for food and housing accessibility, undocumented workers, and dismantling mass incarceration -- that they witnessed corrupt government contractors and took up programming to build systems to counter the abuses.
Since then his work has been featured in Fast Company, TIME Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and is a member of CTOs for Good and Y-Combinator.
Augmented constituent services for government with machine learning and text based comms running in 4 east coast cities.
My long game attempt to be gov tech infrastructure across the U.S. and expose contractors abusing gov procurement.
A lawsuit to ensure poor people can access their rights
Mentor to help people impacted by incarceration get their first foot into tech
Shipping 2 million lines of code that cleared $250 million debt and beating Credit Karma, LegalZoom, and Intuit at their own game.
Nonprofit tech trade secret sharing to support a sector taking on for-profit vultures.
Machine learning tooling to uncover violent police officers and creating a national database of offenses
Building a tech ecosystem in Gaza City to bring income in a emprisoned people in our generations aparateid.