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Ben Curren

CTO and Founder

Technology leader and serial entrepreneur with a passion for leveling the playing field for SMBs.

Los Gatos, California

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Ben Curren's Work Experience

Esomnie

CTO and Founder

September 2006 to November 2008

Mountain View, CA

Charles Schwab

Java Developer

October 2000 to February 2001

Eveo.com

Java Team Leader

March 2000 to October 2000

Ben Curren's Education

California Polytechnic State University

B.S., Computer Science

1996 to 2002

About Ben Curren's Current Company

Esomnie

Founder of a company that specializes in creating web applications that are simple to use and well engineered. We specialze in using cutting-edge technologies, such as Ruby on Rails and AJAX to solve real world problems for our customers.

About Ben Curren

📖 Summary

CTO and Founder @ Esomnie Founder of a company that specializes in creating web applications that are simple to use and well engineered. We specialze in using cutting-edge technologies, such as Ruby on Rails and AJAX to solve real world problems for our customers. From September 2006 to November 2008 (2 years 3 months) Mountain View, CAJava Developer @ Charles Schwab Used J2EE technologies to dramatically improve the communication channel between the front and back office. The software we developed allows reps to complete over 20 times the amount of tasks than previously. From October 2000 to February 2001 (5 months) Java Team Leader @ Eveo.com Imagine YouTube.com developed 6 years before its time. That is what Eveo.com was. I lead a team of Java Developers to deliver web-based products and services. Most of our development was completed with J2EE, Flash and pretty advanced JavaScript for its time. From March 2000 to October 2000 (8 months) Java Developer @ AlphabitMedia.com and MrSwap.com Worked with a team of engineers to develop a web based barter application. We used a suit of Java technologies that are know known as J2EE. From September 1999 to March 2000 (7 months) Software Developer @ Xerox Designed and implemented the wildcarding capabilities for PrintXchange, a high-end client/ server application for network printers, while still conforming to the POSIX API specifications. All development was completed in c and Java AWT. From June 1999 to September 1999 (4 months) Software Developer @ Sun Microsystems Worked with a team of 2 engineers developing a sales forecasting tool for Sun salespeople. It was developed using Java Servlets, RMI, with a Sybase database. From June 1998 to November 1998 (6 months) Software Developer @ Sun Microsystems Developed a reporting web site that made sense of terabytes of Sun service data. The web site was used by directors throughout Sun to determine the call volume and escalation patterns for the service department. The site was developed using shell scripts, AWK, SED, SQL, and various other UNIX utilities. From June 1997 to September 1997 (4 months) Executive Chairman and Founder @ Greenbits San Jose, CACEO and Founder @ Greenbits From May 2014 to December 2019 (5 years 8 months) San Jose, CADistinguished Engineer @ GoDaddy.com * Sold Outright.com to GoDaddy in July 2012* Responsible for growing Outright engineering team while ensuring high productivity* Architected and lead the implementation that allows Outright to scale 10x in 9 months (Java, Jruby, Thrift, Ruby)* Participated as technology leader in acquiring multiple startups From July 2012 to August 2013 (1 year 2 months) Mountain View, CACTO and Founder @ Outright * Involved in coding and designing every service and product in our infrastructure. (Ruby, Rails, JRuby, Thrift, Backbone.js, Chef, AWS, Data Warehouse, statsd, data processing)* Scaled engineer team to 12 fulltime engineers divided into 3 agile teams* Created recruiting process to ensure we're hiring top engineering talent* Created software development process that allowed the product to iterate quickly while empowering engineers to make important decisions quickly.* Raised $11M of investment capital from top tier investors (Sequoia, Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, FirstRound Capital, Softech VC)* Sold Outright to GoDaddy.com in July 2012 From November 2008 to July 2012 (3 years 9 months) Mountain View, CASenior Software Engineer @ Intuit, Inc. Certified Scrum Master who helped lead a nine-person .Net development team create and maintain a desktop application based on WindowsForms. Designed and developed various products and services for the QuickBooks product line. The products I worked on are used by millions of users everyday. Most development involved the following technologies: C#, .Net, C++, COM, c, Java, and Ruby on Rails.Won best presentation and paper for the annual Intuit Technology Forum two years in a row. One on aspect oriented programming (AOP) and the other on test driven development (TDD).Youngest member of Intuit Technical Leadership team. Participated in shifting the culture of Intuit to a more Agile and competitive software development department. Started various book clubs including one on Design Patterns. From January 2004 to September 2006 (2 years 9 months)


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