Hi, I'm Ben
I'm a Seattle-based educator & software engineer with over 10 years of building web sites, web applications, APIs, games, and mobile applications. I've worked variously as a contractor and FTE in both agencies and organizations, having written code for Microsoft, Google, Coinstar, Cutter & Buck, Penguin Random House, The University of Washington, The Allen Institute, and Providence Health among others.
I lead teams working across all areas of the stack, and work primarily between infrastructure, front, and middle layers. As 🥳 as coding can be, I also throughly enjoy simplifying complex ideas, architectures, and flows via charts & diagrams; exchanging ideas & feedback during code reviews; and producing articles and documentation aimed at detailing complex and/or 😡 processes.
Developing in my spare time I enjoy making casual games, and have participated in the js13kGames competition both in 2018 and in 2019 creating browser-based games under 13kb.
Not developing in my spare time I spend a lot of time outside (🏃🏻♂️ 🚴🏻♂️ 🏔) and whatever time is left split between a handful of other hobbies (📷 🎸 📚).