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Ben E.



Salt Lake City, UT

Organizer since:

August 27, 2013

What do you hope to get from (or give to) this meetup?

Create a place where fellow Rubyists & Developers can come to learn, teach, and grow with each other. Share my knowledge on Full Stack Development, including RoR, Responsive Design, DBMS's, Front-End Frameworks, Ops, and other areas. I like to work with smart people, and hope to continue to surround myself with them.

What type of programming experience do you have?

Back End - Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, mySQL, UNIX systems, Background Job Processing - Resque, Queue Classic, (ghosts of my past: PHP, C#, .NET) ---o--- Front End/Design - HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, CoffeeScript, Twitter Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, SASS, HAML, Adobe Master Suite, etc. ---o--- OPs: Dedicated servers, Cloud servers, Heroku, AWS, Capistrano, Chef, Puppet, CDNs, Linux - Bash/Zshell, cPanel, Apache, nginx, Passenger, Unicorn, Thin, Puma, SSL, SSH, etc. etc. ---o--- Expertise: CMS Systems, E-Commerce, Online Transactions, Design Methodologies, Communication Design, Small-screen Site Design, Custom Development, Social Media Marketing, Online Communities, Systems Integration, Linux Server Admin, Growth Campaigns, Goals Analysis

How long have you been programming?

About 8 years. My roots started in Print design, moved to digital graphics, web design, front-end development, dabbled in backend languages, pursued Ruby & Rails, worked on many server OPs & DBMS systems.... I continue going deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole.


I've been organizing the downtown chapter of URUG since Summer 2012. It's been a good ride and would love to see it continue to grow.

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