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Profile Page: Ben Gross, software engineer at Def Method


Software Engineer

Hometown: Long Beach, NY

Current Location: Brooklyn, NY

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Colby College

Benjamin Gross

Ben grew up in Long Beach, NY and spent the majority of his time around the ocean. He went to college in Maine where he studied the Psychology of sense and perception and was the captain of the varsity swim team. After graduating Ben taught himself how to code in Java and Python while working at a hospital on an internal strategy team. From there Ben worked on Ruby and Javascript projects ranging from art to digital media. Ben currently resides in Brooklyn and loves continuing to learn.

When did you know that you wanted to be a developer? "I had been using Javascript to supplement a GUI website builder, and the first time I really struggled to solve a problem, I knew."

Languages & Technologies <Ruby> <Python> <Clojure> <PostgreSQL> <RSpec> <Ruby on Rails> <JavaScript> <jQuery> <React.js> <Redux> <Heroku> <Elasticsearch> <Hapi.js>

Sample Project List

  • Art Investment Startup: Worked to optimize a web app and incorporate a CMS solution. Worked directly with senior management to build an intuitive user experience for potential investors

  • Healthcare Non-Profit: Built an external sign up flow, designed a newsletter, and mailing service

  • Enterprise Media Company: Worked on site with Venue Squad development team to automate a flow for scheduling appointments and intelligently recommending partner vendors based on location, capacity, setting, and price

  • Early Stage Health Startup: HIPA compliant web, mobile, and phone application developed to handle after hours patient physician communication. Handled third party integration with electronic medical record providers