My name is Benjamin Pollack. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I work as a senior engineering manager at The Knot Worldwide. Previously, I worked at three educational companies, including most recently as a jack-of-all-trades developer at Bakpax, and before that, as a manager and developer at both of Khan Academy and the now-defunct Knewton. 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 the Copilot remote assistance software, 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 out at my synagogue, mentor college students at UNC, write this blog, practice Japanese, work on my DeLorean, and occasionally spend time coding for fun, too—usually in and for Factor. Oh, and at one point in my life, I was in a movie, which is available on YouTube if you’re feeling masochistic.
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