Ben has an MA in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Chicago, plus an MA in Sociology from Central European University. He was the second hire at the online coding bootcamp Thinkful (acquired by Chegg in 2019), where he worked as full stack developer and oversaw the instructional design team.
Ben has a passion for writing robust, elegant code that solves real problems, and he enjoys teaching others to do the same. He has worked extensively with Python, PostgreSQL, and Docker on the backend. On the frontend, Ben has worked most extensively with React. In his spare time, he works to build his machine learning skills around natural language processing.