Ben Kulbertis

Full Stack Web Developer and Technology Enthusiast

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Hey! I'm Ben.

I'm a young web developer living in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm currently interesting in writing web applications using Ember.js and Ruby on Rails. Ember Data is frickin' sweet. I'm still a big fan of jQuery though HTML5 & CSS3 are great and let me write less of it. SASS, LESS, and (currently my favorite preprocessor) Stylus make writing quality CSS fun and easy. I also love Linux and System Administration. I run Ubuntu on my personal machines and just about any server as well. It's mostly because PPAs are incredibly convenient and Ubuntu is pretty darn stable. Arch and AUR are nice as well, but more bleeding edge. Some of the server technologies I'm familiar with are the Apache and Nginx web servers, the MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, Varnish Cache and Redis, just to name a few I like. I love scripting in Bash for simple tasks and automation but I use Zsh in the console wherever I can because it's awesome. Zsh has integration capabilities for Git, which is really useful for keeping track of which branch you're on and whether or not the branch is clean without running commands. Virtual Machines are really important to me. I love having access to any software I need at any time as well as the ability to snapshot and revert entire environments. Virtualbox is some amazing open source software, especially with Vagrant for development. Follow me on Twitter to get to know me personally!