About

Contact Information

You can get in touch with me 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. For the moment, I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

My particular focus in the professional world is site reliability 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 a “DevOps” engineer. 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.

Guiding Philosophies: Stoicism, with a dash of existential nihilism

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

Hobbies: Gaming, coding, writing short-form nonfiction, painting, making themed music playlists, hosting parties

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

Myers-Briggs Type: ENFP.

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