"Benjamin is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and professional hip-hop dancer. He enjoys problem-solving and thinking creatively, and uses both to advocate for diversity in STEM. As a software engineer, he has worked at Google, Walker & Company Brands, and beginning this summer, The New York Times. Before developing his passion for tech, Benjamin performed for the Chicago Bulls’ halftime shows and with premier hip-hop dance troupes around the U.S. He also produced a documentary surveying gun violence on the South and West sides of Chicago. From this experience, he developed a strong belief in service and community engagement as the best agent for societal change."
Debugging Code(switching): My Experiences as a Black Computer Science Student at Stanford University
Codeswitching in computer science is like playing a game of Minesweeper. Ask the wrong question and look a little stupid? Boom. Missing or showing up late to a class where you’re one of seven Black people in it? Bang. Checking your professor after being the only person that catches a culturally insensitive analogy? Game over.Read More