I'm Ben, a 20 year old student, originally from New York. Currently situated in the wonderful city of Boston, I am pursuing a dual degree in Computer Science and Interactive Media. I'm on a constant mission to create and impart my message to the masses through technology. I like to build things for and on the internet, especially if it involves art or the visualization of data.
Data always has a story to tell and I'm looking for new, innovative and creative ways of doing just that.
Bloglovin is an aesthetically pleasing RSS reader community, focusing on visual content.Working with a great, international team, I lead the development of several new features from start to finish. This included user following, the friend's feed, and single post pages. I oversaw the release of these features to a production userbase of 2 million+.
Tools used: PHP, NodeJS, Gearman, Redis, Memcached, Sphinx Search, MySQL.
A great, educational social network for young kids who have a passion for creating and doing. In this remote internship experience, I learned a gread deal about the proper construction of application and API architeceture, as well as exploring a production use-case for socket.io and real-time message broadcasting. I worked specically on a social feature for the stream (twitter like mentions), handling the development from the back to the front end.
Tools used: NodeJS, Redis, Socket.IO, MySQL.
Poptip is a marketing tool to track engagement and gauge sentiment with twitter. I worked on various aspects of the product functionality. I implemented the user account page, subscription payments with stripe and visualizations for the results dashboard.
Tools used: NodeJS, D3.js, MongoDB.
Freelance web development through a small design agency. Worked with an assortment of clients from a wide variety of creative industries, including: LA Armory Show, Kelsey's Kitchen, Elanus Capital LLC., Moving Picture Institute, etc.
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A node API module that exposes the RapGenius data in an object oriented fashion. My plans are to use this module to power some music/hiphop related data visualizations.
Lute is a task-based library for processing and manipulating audio using SoX, a Unix command line executable easily installed with homebrew.
A front-end library written to fade elements in and out as they are scrolled through the browser's viewport. A crossfader for your divs!
Fliptop provides customer intelligence. This module was written to provide a simple to use node interface for their REST API.