About Me

I studied computer science at Northern Michigan University. I'm into full-stack web development. I love to travel and have lived in Ecuador and Switzerland.

I run a public access unix system: tilde.team and have been working on a multi-tilde collaborative effort to provide cool open-source services at the tildeverse. Check out my tilde page!

Check out what I'm up to now.


Northern Michigan University

Bachelor of Arts - Computer Science/Economics double major, Mathematics minor August 2013 - May 2017

Standard Computer Science curriculum with an emphasis on Test-Driven development, agile development, and sturdy, maintainable code.

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

Study Abroad Exchange Semester February - July 2015

Continued Computer Science coursework in German.


Hagerty Insurance Agency

Developer December 2017 - Present

Work on the Automation release train to improve business processes across the board.

Hagerty Insurance Agency

Test Engineer June - December 2017

Work on the Apps Development team to improve processes, verify code changes, and collaborate with business stakeholders to ensure software results and performance.

Northern Michigan University

Student Programmer, Business Intelligence/Information Systems May 2014 - May 2017

Worked under Enterprise Software Director to build web applications meant for internal student and staff use. Gained skills and experience in self-direction and full-stack web development, including PHP, Oracle SQL, jQuery, and Bootstrap.

Iron Fish Distillery

App Developer/Webmaster June 2016 - June 2018

Build and maintain several web applications for internal use. Also in charge of maintenance of the Wordpress site.


There are some of my most notable skills:

  • PHP
  • SQL
  • python
  • C++
  • jQuery
  • Unix Administration
  • Git
  • Unit Testing
  • Bootstrap

Get In Touch.

Let me know if you have any cool ideas or want to work together on something! Feel free to send me a message on irc (benharri on freenode, ben on tilde.chat) or shoot me an email (ben at this domain).