Ben is a senior software engineer at Red Hat working on the OpenStack project. Previously he held similar titles at Mozilla, Intel, and Google.
In a previous (read: academic) life, he was a community systems administrator at the OSU Open Source Lab, where he administered dozens of high-profile open source projects. He also has ample experience participating in the OSU Linux User’s Group as their official Safety Officer, and as part of the Open Source Education Lab which aims to integrate Open Source software and ideologies into the university curriculum. Ben also played a role in the inception and organization of the local Beaver Bar Camp. After graduating with a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, he started his illustrious career as a software engineer and sysadmin.
In his spare time Ben is an avid embedded computer enthusiast and has spent countless nights performing arcane rituals on tiny computers. He enjoys the intersection of lifestyle and computers by constructing things like homemade electric bicycles, restoring vintage hardware, electronics repurposing, wearable computers, and novel home automation.