Picture of me My name is Benjamin Pollack. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I work on various things at Bakpax. Previously, I worked for two education companies, Khan Academy and the now-defunct Knewton, serving as a manager and a developer at both. Before that, I worked for a very long time at Fog Creek Software (now known as Glitch), where I wrote the clients and backend services for Copilot, and later cofounded an awesome DVCS hosting tool, Kiln, that has sadly since been sunset.

In my free time, I work on teaching others how to code, help lead services at my synagogue, do volunteer teaching for high-school students, write this blog, practice Japanese, work on my DeLorean, and occasionally spend time coding for fun, too—but very rarely these days (usually in and for Factor). Oh, and at one point in my life, I was in a movie, which you can now see on YouTube for free.

Feel free to drop me a line, either via my public inbox or personally, if you’d like to chat. You can also frequently find me as bmp on Freenode.