Hi, I'm Ben. I'm an explorer, technologist, and adventurer.
I spend days as a product manager at Kickstarter, where I'm responsible for what we call the "backer experience". This encompasses all of the user-facing functionality for people who are interested in contributing to projects.
Oh, and we're hiring!
MPhil in Advanced Computer Science
Trinity College, Cambridge University
Awards: Gates Scholarship, Academic Distinction
BS in Information Science
Awards: Summa Cum Laude, Quill and Dagger Senior Honor Society
Undergraduate Study Abroad
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University
At Cambridge, I worked with the Digital Technology Group to build a prototype mobile application aimed at helping first responders conduct more targeted searches for disaster victims.
At Cornell, I worked with the Web Lab and the Interaction Design Lab. I also did research for Google and Facebook, completing a mix of data-centered research and qualitative usability work.
Aside from all the work, I enjoy going on adventures, exploring new places, and meeting interesting people. My hobbies include biking, meditation, and hosting gathering of cool people.