About Me

Posted on Oct 20, 2020


My name is Ben Neil, a polyglot engineer. I have had the privilege to work the past eleven years making websites, services, documentation and tools for amazing companies.

I’m obsessed with technology and programming - mainy linux, hypervisors, containers, unikernels, scala, rust, go etc. Ive got a real problem researching tools and enjoy writing then rewriting internal documentation.


Recently (well in 2016) I co-authored a book called Professional Scala, it was an exciting experience and I really enjoyed the feedback from the scala community.

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Things in progress

Go checkout my NOW page, it has all the things im working on well, right now!

Random Trivia

Some fun facts about this site and me:

  • The first program I made was a Mortal Kombat Trivia game
  • I used to run a BBS called “Serious Games” using Wildcat! BBS
  • My favorite DOOR game was “Legend of the Red Dragon”
  • Hugo’s House of Horrors is my favorite adventure game - followed by Monkey Island and Loom
  • The longest ive been awake coding / releasing software was just over three days.
  • I really like using the tomato timer to segregate work sessions
  • This site was coded in Vim using lots of plugins mentioned at spf13-vim

Have questions or suggestions? Feel free to ask me on Twitter.


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Thanks for reading!