Ben is a former researcher from the MIT Media Lab developing video games. Visit hiddenswitch.com to play Spellsource, a community authored card game.
In Los Angeles, he led the development of a #1 App Store game and worked on other titles with Scopely.
He was an assistant to director Errol Morris, for whom he contributed visual and special effects for features. His digital interactives have appeared online in The New York Times, including opinion pieces written in by Mr. Morris.
As CTO of his startup Workpop, co-founded with Chris Ovitz and Reed Shaffner, he helps 60 million Americans find better jobs. It was acquired by Cornerstone OnDemand in 2018.
Roguelike Celebration Talk: Machine Learning for Game Content Generation
The Roguelike Celebration 2017
Starting in LA, Workpop is creating the best experience for hourly-focused job seekers and the businesses, small and large, that hire them. For hourly workers, we empower them to find a jobs that fit their schedule, needs and interests - and help them develop skills and reputation in the workforce, which can lead to better opportunities and career growth. For employers, we empower them to hire faster with better candidate information in order to retain the best people and reduce employee turnover . The days of ugly classifieds and impersonal job boards are behind us. Workpop is re-imagining the job seeking and hiring process with a beautifully designed, human focused solution.