About Ben :: Bio
Born in Chicago, I lived in the U.S. until age ten, when my family moved to Israel. I graduated high school in Jerusalem. I participated in two World Schools Debating Championships as a member of the Israel Debating Society, in Singapore (Jan. '02) Peru (Aug. '03). I did voice training for two years. I moved back to the U.S. for college, beginning studies at Boston University, with a joint philosophy-political science major and a minor in international relations.
In my freshman year I raced with the BU Cycling Team. As a sophomore, I wrote a weekly political column for the BU student newspaper, and began motorcyling. I took off my junior fall semester to explore the country on a motorcycle. I returned to BU in the spring and graduated magna cum laude.
I have been developing websites and web applications since middle school (see my CV), and in April 2010 I founded New Leaf Digital, a consulting business specializing in custom Drupal development. Later that year, I co-founded Antiques Near Me, a comprehensive local search portal. In 2011 I began shifting my professional focus to the Node.js platform.
When not coding, I am an avid sailor, woodworker, and tinkerer.
I am currently living in Buenos Aires.
Please feel free to contact me.