Picture of me My name is Benjamin Pollack. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I work on various things at Spreedly. Previously, I worked for two education companies, Khan Academy and Knewton, serving as a manager and a developer at both. Before that, I worked for a very long time at Fog Creek Software, where I wrote the clients for Fog Creek Copilot and later cofounded an awesome DVCS hosting tool, Kiln. In my free time, I work on teaching others how to code, work on this blog, practice Japanese, play Chopin and Rachmaninoff on my piano, and occasionally spend time coding for fun, too—usually in Factor or Python. Oh, and at one point in my life, I was in a movie, which you can now see on YouTube for free.

Follow me on Twitter if you’re curious what I’m up to, and feel free to drop me a line the old-fashioned way if you’d like to chat. You can also frequently find me as bmp on Freenode.