Who’s Ben Connors? I am, and I won’t be writing in 3rd person today. 😉
I’m a pretty enthusiastic individual. I get really excited about technologies that bring people together, about the whole DIY/Maker scene, about science that expands the body of human knowledge and about making the world a better place, particularly through storytelling.
When I’m not trying to be so serious or profound, I cherish escaping in a good novel, zipping around town on my bicycle, tasting new craft beers, traveling outside my comfort zone, breathing-in the great outdoors and vegging with good sci-fi.
Whataya do? I make a living helping news organizations innovate. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of translating between english majors and engineers, but ideally it’s getting a diverse team ideating and executing together. I love to strip away buzzwords and techno speak and focus on how systems can help convey stories and reach audiences.
So what’s this website?
Everyone knows me as Ben now… but my real name is Benjamin. When I was a little guy…my parents referred to all my things with the prefix ‘benja.’ I had benjabooks in my benjabag I’d read them lying under my benjablanket. I don’t have benjastuff anymore. But when I decided to bring together all my digital content in one place it seemed like a natural choice.