build with purpose

About

A bit of background

Hi! I’m Ben Hofferber.

I’m a senior developer and technical consultant working around the world specializing in web development. I’ve been working as a professional programmer since 2013. My work is focused on digital transformation and advising to help teams deliver the right software to production the right way.

Some of my favorite books:

  • The Goal
  • Accellerate
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things
  • Team of Teams
  • Clean Code

I find pressure points where technology can help teams get more done for businesses with confidence. I’m a leader and contributor who is driven to strategize with those around me on how to solve hard problems. I believe working togehter as a team on focused objectives gets more done than independent contribution.

History

Growing up I was fortunate to be born into a family of communicators. My mother has a Masters of Fine Arts in acting and she taught me about presentation quality, work ethic, and deliving a message. My father is a writer, editor, columnist, and entrepreneur. He facilitated my love of computers, worked with me on my writing abilities, and gave me an entrepreneurial spirit. This diverse background in my home helped me explore music, art, math, science, history, and philosophy. It gave me perspecitve on what I enjoy and a diverse foundation to build upon.

I felt pulled toward application and web development and graduated with a Computer Science degree from the University of Idaho. During part of college and for a few years after I worked for Clearwater Analytics, a financial reporting company based in Idaho. While school taught me the theory of computers, Clearwater helped me apply it.

As new college graduate I decided to start a social media company with my roommate. We spent 18 incredibly difficult months learning, designing, developing, testing, marketing, and debugging a hybrid, mobile application. I learned how to deploy an application into production and what it takes to lead a team toward that goal when you have to keep things scrappy.

Wanting to consult, develop my abilities and grow as a person, I left Clearwater to move to work in Toronto, Canada at Rangle.io. I wrote a blog post about my experience. Now I’ve been at Rangle for a number of years and am focused on building my advising capability to enable businesses with technology.

© 2019. All rights reserved.