About

Contact Information

You can get in touch with me in a variety of ways. Email is best.

Email: ben@overmyer.net

Twitter: @bovermyer

LinkedIn: benovermyer

Professional Background

I’m a software engineer who loves the web. Not just web technology, mind you; the very idea of the web. Since its inception, it has changed the world. It’s my job and my passion to make it better.

I’ve travelled the world, lived abroad, and usually only ever lived in one place for a couple years at a time. Since 2011, I have lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The climate may be a little suspect in the colder months, but it’s one of the best places I’ve lived in my entire life.

My particular focus in the professional world is automation and systems architecture. Complex systems and their interactions are amazing things.

I started my professional career as a developer, not a system administrator. Now I’m an engineer specializing in DevOps. I love driving innovation, understanding of systems, and reliability. It’s a fascinating domain.

Personal Specifics

Politics: Politics goes well beyond labels for the discerning fan of democracy and the human condition. But, within the American context, you could consider me a pragmatic progressive with big-state leanings.

Guiding Philosophies: Stoicism, pragmatism, and a dash of existential nihilism to keep it real

Causes I Care About: Gender equality, freedom of expression and identity, basic human rights, universal education, universal health care

Hobbies: Reading, gaming, developing procedurally generated content tools for tabletop RPGs, writing short-form nonfiction, painting, making themed music playlists

Theme Song: Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears

Myers-Briggs Type: ENFP

Hogwarts House: Slytherin

Dungeons & Dragons Archetype: Half-Elf Sorcerer

Languages Spoken: English (Native), Japanese (Badly), German (Badly), Spanish (Badly)