Ben has been in school for 20 years, and has been a teaching assistant, mentor, organizer, motivator, and leader of students and others. He first learned computer programming at age six. He taught himself his 2nd programming language before he was in high school! He has helped create an educational website for an Austin ISD science class following IEEE software engineering standards, helped program a video game using state of the art artificial intelligence, and has researched and created lectures for various organizations and schools, and brought in guest lecturers currently working in their fields (including famous video game designer Warren Spectre, creator and lead designer of "System Shock", "Deus Ex", and Eidos software.) He has been elected to lead in several organizations including a software and game programming interest group, and a cultural student group at the University of Texas at Austin.
He also enjoys games, & believes the use of games helped peak his interest in reading and math.
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