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  • Software EngineerSeptember 11, 2017 to presentBoulder, Colorado
    So, that happened!

    I'll be making the iOS and Android apps for Google Drive just a little bit better, faster, and easier to use.

    I'm in NYC for orientation and training this week, but I'll be working full-time out of the beautiful Boulder, CO office starting September 18th.

    Looking forward to (re)-connecting with all sorts of crazy folks at the Goog!

    (And, contrary to what everyone says, the mandatory Noogler skull implant barely even hurts. In fact, the pleasant tingle it makes every time I mention the word "Google" makes working here just so much fun!)
  • Software engineerNovember 2009 to June 2, 2017Palo Alto, California
    Shipped the Buck Build system for iOS and Mac.
    Shipped Facebook Messenger 1, 2, and 3.
    Shipped Facebook for iOS 100% rewrite, codename "Wilde".
    Shipped Facebook Places 1 and 2.
    Fixed a bunch of � bugs.
    • Buck
      2013 to 2015
      Built and launched iOS and OS X support for the open-source Buck build system:
    • Messenger
      Mar 2011 to Nov 2014
    • Places
      Dec 2009 to Mar 2011
    • Places
    • Phone-only Signup for Messenger
    • Messenger for iOS
    • Messages in FB for iOS
    • iOS
    • Events
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  • Staff EngineerApril 2005 to November 2009
    Lead developer on VMware Fusion for Mac.

    • VMware Fusion
  • Senior Software EngineerNovember 2003 to April 2005San Jose, California
    Designed and implemented Unicode support for PayPal's international sites (China, Germany, France, etc.)
    • Unicode Project
      Revamped PayPal code base to support every written language on Earth.
  • Software engineerJuly 2002 to November 2003Fremont, California
    • SHOUTip
      Turnkey Windows-based Voice over IP solution
  • Software engineerJuly 2001 to June 2002Tokyo, Japan
About Ben
  • Curious coder, lover of languages, terrible dancer.
Favorite Quotes
  • "I am not a number; I am a free man!"