Hello! As you likely guessed from the giant header atop the page, I am Ben Freiband. I have two cats, Maxie and Columbus, and some human family members too.
I currently attend the University of Michigan College of Engineering with a major in Computer Science. I am an avid hackathon attendee, and greatly enjoy working both solo and with others to develop anything from mobile apps to websites. I recently co-founded ArborHacks, an organization dedicated to helping lower the entrance barriers to computer science education. We organized and held ArborHacks 1, a hackathon attended by 150 high school students, in December 2015.
Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I was lucky enough to attend MHacks 2 in my senior year of high school. I fell madly in love with the culture of learning and collaboration which I observed there, and from that point on it was a slippery, computer science-y slope to where I am now.
Experienced in both front-end and back-end development; from server configuration to website creation.
Creation of apps for devices running iOS, in both Swift and Objective-C.
Knowledge of many languages and technologies is adaptable to a wide range of applications.
Being unafraid to draw on resources helps ensure that the final product is both well-made and maintainable.