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Benjamin Sweedler


I’m a software engineer from the Silicon Prairie.

I was born in Palo Alto, but grew up in Urbana — home to the University of Illinois and a thriving tech community. Thus, the Silicon Prairie.

Front-end Web Development

I build web applications, and I get great joy out of seeing other people use what I’ve helped build.


I like bringing together people and technologies. To me, DevOps is cultural just as much as technical.

Software Development Processes

I’m obsessed with flowcharts, diagrams, and processes. There’s a good chance I’ll become a project manager someday.

Design Systems

This is an area of research I want to get more into, because it combines front-end work with corporate communication.

Find out more about the presentations I’ve given and the articles I have written.

I love learning and sharing what I know.