About Me

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👋🏻 It's nice to meet you!

I'm Ben. I'm a React developer from McKinney, Texas. My teammates know me for my commitment to web accessibility, intentional inclusiveness, and unforgivable puns.

I believe in writing the code you wish to see in the world—taking pride in the work you do and celebrating code for just how human it is.

I'm passionate about learning and growing, and I'm just as passionate about sharing what I've learned with those around me.

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I'm a developer at USAA.

I'm currently a Software Engineer II at USAA, working with React and Redux.

While at USAA, I've:

  • Developed and implemented React/​Redux front-ends for the redesign of the credit card, checking, and savings account summaries, which are critical pages for the bank that receive more than 60 million views a month.
  • Onboarded three cohorts of college hires from across the company during 12-week web development bootcamps, mentoring the new hires in web development, JavaScript, React, accessibility, and more.
  • Championed web accessibility, becoming a trusted resource throughout the company.
  • Leveraged automation and continuous integration/​continuous deployment tooling to ensure that our releases are fast, robust, and compliant.

Education

I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2018.

While there, I was president of the local Association for Computing Machinery chapter for two years. During that time, we:

  • Revitalized the ACM chapter from near-zero attendance to about 30-40 students every week at meetings that explored technologies and professional aspects of the computer science field.
  • Networked and coordinated with employers such as Tesla, Paycom, and Raytheon to share insight from the industry.
  • Facilitated hackathons, game jams, and programming competitions that saw participation from the whole Computer Science department.

I was awarded the Computer Science department's first ever Outstanding Service Award by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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