Ben Ilegbodu graduated from Stanford University with a BS, and an MS in Computer Science with an HCI concentration. Straight out of college, he was hired as an entry-level UI Engineer for Zazzle, where he rose through the ranks to become the company’s UI Architect. During his tenure, he was instrumental in the architecture and development of Zazzle’s server- and client-side UI Framework.
At present, he serves as a Senior UI Engineer at Eventbrite. His strong computer science background, coupled with his HCI training and passion for building web sites, has provided him with a unique set of skills that enable him to engage with hardcore back-end developers, and work through challenging UX issues with designers and product managers. Ben is focused on building richer interactions on the web and has recently begun sharing his knowledge and experience on the speaker circuit.
Ben resides in Pittsburg, California, and is a devoted husband and father, whose life and actions are defined by his deep faith. Away from work, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter, playing basketball, watching movies, blogging and tweeting about his experiences with new web development technologies, particularly React and its ecosystem.
SyntaxCon brings together over thirty-five talented developers from around the country who will share road-tested insights. This year’s schedule provides content across 4 main tracks, each with a specific focus:
- Front-End Development
- Back-End Development
- Mobile Development
- Platforms (cloud-hosted services, gaming, content management systems, etc.)
Attendees can customize their personal agenda by choosing sessions with an aim to improve their craft, fulfill goals, and learn cutting edge trends and best practices in a relatively short time.