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Ben Whitehead


B.A. Lewis & Clark CollegeSeptember 2011 - May 2015

Major: Mathematics & Computer Science


DeveloperMay 2016 - Present


I am on the project and maintenance teams here. I have been assisting with the bugs that crop up, and also have worked on a couple of standalone projects already: including a file uploader, and using RocketShipIt to manage shipping for one of our clients.

Back-End Web Developer (Contract)December 2015 - April 2016

DHX Advertising

I was in charge of all the backend development needs for DHX Advertising. I managed over 60 websites. I was brought on primarily to make a product configurator for one of their clients. This configurator is fully editable, and generates a quote based on the customer's selections. The quote can be downloaded by the customer, or viewed and edited by the applicable dealer. It is made in ruby's sinatra framework, and uses AJAX, and other JavaScript for user interface and functionality.

Software EngineerJanuary 2015 - October 2015

Savvr LLC

I was in control of a system of distributed workers, in a PHP/MySQL environment. I wrote scripts to collect data by using man in the middle tools to discover API endpoints. I used different methods to prevent our servers from getting blocked. I figured out API request signatures by decompiling android apps, and searching through the smali code for the structure of the unsigned secrets. I also learned a lot about scripting for the purposes of automation. Savvr recruited me during my senior year, and I worked for them full time during my last semester of college through October 2015.

Full-Stack DeveloperSummer 2014 is a website I built from scratch. It is a place where the Hoffman Group's customers can go to find pdf instructions for their auto parts. The website contains product information, instructions, and manufacturer information for more than 200,000 auto parts.

Web DeveloperMay 2-4 2014

Tatoosh School is a great organization that does outdoor learning in Southeast Alaska. I helped them update their site to a new WordPress theme. This involved changing CSS and PHP in the Wordpress theme, and content migration.

Co-Founder & JavaScript DeveloperApril 27-29 2014


A coffee delivery service that I co-founded during Portland Startup Weekend. We created a web platform to facilitate the delivery of coffee via bike to coffee lovers in Portland. We sold 20 cups of coffee in our first 24 hours, and we won best customer validation and 2nd place overall in the competition.

Web Content ManagerOctober 2011 - April 2014

I worked in the office of Public Affairs and Communications, managing and migrating content for This was my first professional exposure to HTML, CSS, and PHP.

Research AssistantSummer 2013

Project Website

Worked with professor Jens Mache at Lewis & Clark College researching the best methods for teching parallel computing.