Besides the Services section on this website, most of the information on this site is about MODX and how you can do certain things. This page however is all about me and the work I've done in the past and how people responded to it.. My minute of fame. :)
These testimonials are aggregated from various sources including my LinkedIn profile, Twitter and directly via email.
If you want you can hide Twitter testimonials from the list.
Just ask Mark..
I don't mean to give anyone a hard time (so I blurred names and faces out), but found it funny that this is the 3rd time in 24 hours I've seen this approach to someone's troubleshooting strategy for someone else... "Ask Mark". :P
Tempted to go respond to every unanswered forum question with that "solution," or pretty much just whatever question people ask... Who needs Google with you around?
~ Garret Overstreet, 04/04/2013, via Facebook
Not open for debate. It's a solid fact. ImportX is by far the most time-saving & awesome AddOns for #MODx cc: @mark_hamstra #heaven
~ Sal B, 28/02/2012, via Twitter
Huge thanks to @mark_hamstra for helping with the ACL problem and finding it was a bug in 2.2. #modx Tks also to @benmarte
~ Crawford Paul, Bridgecounrt Inc., 01/02/2012, via Twitter
(Dutch) Support / Brainstorm
Wat een team! Ik krijg alleen al door tegen jou aan te lullen goede ideeën xD! @mark_hamstra #lekkerdan #jqueryrocks!
~ Stefan Vermaas, Yellow Duck Webdesign, 25/01/2012, via Twitter
Mark has developed a MODX snippet named getRelated for us.The snippet works really well and came with even more features than we asked for. Mark also provided comprehensive documentation.
We got to know Mark as a friendly guy, always prepared to answer a question or help out with a problem. We are very happy with his work and would hire him again without a doubt.
~ Michèlle van Vlerken-Thonen, Vierkante Meter, 20/01/2012, via email
DON'T HIRE MARK!... I need his schedule open for me! =)
Working with Mark is the exact kind of easy we all look for! He has an incredible way of anticipating the needs of the project and making the entire process almost hands-free. There aren't many people that I can hand a task, sit back, relax, and not worry about the outcome or deadlines. Mark is one of the few people that I feel confident in every aspect of his business from the pricing to the quality of work to the delivery! You'd be hard pressed to find better value any where. Now please... don't hire him.. I really want him available for me!
~ Jared Loman, Jared Loman Creative, 22/12/2011, via email
Being a MODX Developer
Anyone else notice @mark_hamstra is an awesome #modx developer? Thanks! :)
~ Patrick Rice, Skytoaster LLC, 10/12/2011, via Twitter
Being a Wizard?
My #FF recommendation today: @mark_hamstra for being a MODX wizard and being insanely super quick in responding to GitHub bug reports :-)
~ Michael van Laar, 02/12/2011, via Twitter
#ImportX - a great extra supports my work to import more than 300 events as resources in a #modx site. Thanks to @mark_hamstra + @MadeMyDay
~ Gudrun Gempp, 21/11/2011, via Twitter
Thanks to @mark_hamstra - my #modx hero of the day!
~ Christian Seel, 28/10/2011, via Twitter
Short xPDO Training
I now officially understand XML Schema and XPDO relations thanks to @mark_hamstra! #modx #revo #xpdo
~ Jared Loman, Jared Loman Creative, 28/10/2011, via Twitter
2-second Debug Session
You absolute legend @mark_hamstra I was racking my brains for a good 30 mins and a 2 second convo and all is fixed... Nice one!
~ Jonathan Rawlins, 27/10/2011, via Twitter
Nice guide! RT @mark_hamstra: Do you know when to cache tags in #MODX? http://bit.ly/mWpXz9 Caching in MODX is very granular, use it wisely!
~ Jason Coward, MODX LLC, 26/10/2011, via Twitter
@mark_hamstra is #theman
~ Jamison Mergens, Grey Sky Media, 25/10/2011, via Twitter
Just added ~100 resources in just few minutes through ImportX http://bit.ly/nXxW9W . Thanks to @mark_hamstra #modx #revolution
~ Zaigham Rana, ZI Designs, 23/10/2011, via Twitter
Took a first test drive of @handyman_modx on Motorola Xoom. Very nice indeed. Great job by @mark_hamstra. #modx
~ Crawford Paul, Bridgecourt Inc, 21/10/2011, via Twitter
@mark_hamstra Mark, you are an evil #modx genius! #handyman
~ Patrick Rice, Skytoaster, 11/10/2011, via Twitter
Tips & Tricks
Just to confirm that the website is running as it should now… Thanks @mark_hamstra for the quick tips with #MODx #Revo
~ Creatable Design, 21/09/2011, via Twitter
Gallery Multi Upload
#modx @mark_hamstra is king of the lab. I'm loving the new Gallery add-on with the multi-upload
~ Shawn Himmelberger, 19/09/2011, via Twitter
I think I finally fixed #NivoGallery special thanks to my fellow #MODxer @mark_hamstra as usual always there to help thanks buddy :)
~ Benjamin Marte, BMV Interactive, 01/09/2011, via Twitter
Can't know everything off-hand..
@mark_hamstra You don't know the syntax???? Who are you and what have you done with the REAL @mark_hamstra????
~ Joe Molloy, 24/08/2011, via Twitter
@mark_hamstra You are a legend, thank you for your help. Very much appreciated... Enjoy the beers dude!
~ Creatable Design, 23/08/2011, via Twitter
Troubleshooting / Support
Thanks to @mark_hamstra for all of his help you're a life saver. Also thanks to @Damaramu for putting me in touch with him.
~ Arthur Brown Jr., 19/08/2011, via Twitter
A colleague of mine needed a hand in a messy MODX backend situation, and Mark answered my call for help in this area. He was like the angel that lifted us out of the storm! He was prompt, extremely knowledgeable, quick, and above all easy to work with. In the span of an hour, Mark helped us iron out kinks that we'd been fussing over for days. If you need a hand with MODX, I recommend Mark completely without reservation.
~ Elena Belle Carroll, Steinhardt Design, 08/08/2011, via LinkedIn
Mark is extremely knowledgable, quickly helping us out of a tricky situation with a MODX site. He is clearly an expert in this field as well as having a passion for developing the MODX platform.
Mark is extremely professional but also friendly and very communicative so I'd definitely recommend and work with Mark again.
~ Vickie Flores, 30/07/2011, via LinkedIn
thank you @mark_hamstra for troubleshooting with us! #MODXguru
~ VERNOUS, 29/07/2011, via Twitter
The genius that is @mark_hamstra has solved my issues with RSS feeds out of #Modx - my thanks to him! :)
~ Matt Hills, 27/07/2011, via Twitter
Late Night Support
A BIG THANK YOU to @mark_hamstra for his late night #MODX support! What a great guy!
~ Oliver Haase-Lobinger, mindeffects, 24/07/2011, via Twitter
My #ff this week goes to @mark_hamstra for his great contributions to #ModX - expect any day now he'll to commit himself to git :D
~ Joe Molloy, 15/07/2011, via Twitter
Thx to @mark_hamstra for bug fixing!!! He is a wizard! See here: http://markhamstra.nl/
~ Y.J. Tso, Sepia River Studios, 30/06/2011, via Twitter
Quick MODX Training
I just received an amazing tutorial on #MODX by @mark_hamstra Thank you, Mark!
~ Terre Britton, 27/06/2011, via Twitter
@mark_hamstra You come up with some great MODX stuff! Thanks for your contributions.
~ Crawford Paul, Bridgecourt Inc, 13/06/2011, via Twitter
Yeah Mark rocks!! RT @retroboutiques: @mark_hamstra Wow Mark...you rock! Thank you!
~ Crawford Paul, Bridgecourt Inc, 01/06/2011, via Twitter
Huge thanks to @mark_hamstra for helping debug a gallery issue. The man knows his stuff!! #modx
~ Crawford Paul, Bridgecourt Inc, 24/05/2011, via Twitter
You've just encountered some problems with your MODX Evolution or Revolution CMS and you want to get rid of them fast? Hire Mark. He knows what to do. It's as simple as that.
~ Martijn van Turnhout, eRage, 24/05/2011, via LinkedIn
I hired Mark to write a bespoke MODx plugin, named importX. Mark delivered a very high quality product that exceeded the expectations of the project, and we have now released it to the community.
He is a friendly, clever guy, and I will absolutely be using his services again!
~ Cal Wilson, 12/05/2011, via LinkedIn
#MODX community is awesome! And so is @mark_hamstra
~ Anselm Hannemann, 10/05/2011, via Twitter
big thanks to @mark_hamstra for his awesome @modxcms plugin for importing from .csv, importx http://modx.com/extras/package/importx
~ JP De Vries, 10/05/2011, via Twitter
In the short time I've known Mark, he's shown himself to be generous, friendly, capable, loyal, helpful and in all other ways a good and likeable guy. His contributions to the MODX Community and Platform are beyond measure. Without a doubt, my experience of MODX and web development in general has been enriched by knowing Mark. His current project aims to benefit all MODX users and I wholly support his endeavours. Anyone looking to hire Mark is welcome to contact me directly - I will tell you in person how much you can benefit from working with him.
~ Y. J. Tso, Sepia River Studios, 26/04/2011, via LinkedIn
Mark helped and consulted me on my website project build on MODx. I had few problems which I could not resolve, Mark delivered solution very quickly. So if you need expert in this field, I certainly recommend him!
~ Eugene Petakhin, 16/04/2011, via LinkedIn
if you got bumps on the head about MODx , just follow @novolodesign @mark_hamstra
~ Zulham Ertanto, 12/04/2011, via Twitter
Shout out to @amdbuilder & @mark_hamstra for their selfless support of other #modx developers - myself included :) HipHipHooray!!
~ Y.J. Tso, Sepia River Studios, 03/03/2011, via Twitter
Mark got me out of a tight spot with a ModX database problem on a site that had just been relaunched. He was enthusiastic, personable, available and kept us up to date on progress. Furthermore, he had the go ahead on several hours of work but resolved the issue in just half the time. He's a super talented ModX programmer and I'd recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
~ Peter Knight, EdenWeb, 27/02/2011, via LinkedIn
Being a Kickin Developer
#ff @mark_hamstra - kickin developer, modx-er, has FABULOUS taste and loves cookies
~ Anne Miles, Red Toad Media, 11/02/2011, via Twitter
I have hired Mark for a few MODx projects and he has delivered every time with excellent results. His communication has been professional. His knowledge of the work has also been excellent. I will definitely be using Mark for more work.
~ Crawford Paul, BridgeCourt Inc, 07/02/2011, via LinkedIn