Benjamin Porter

CS @ UT Austin

Hi! I’m Ben. I’m a junior studying computer science and a Turing Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, minoring in business.

I’m interested in backend development, system scalability/reliability, and security. My work experience and classes have given me a good foundation in these areas, and I’m always eager to learn more!

I’ve recently started exploring network security, primarily exploring it through the lens of the browser. It’s a fascinating field that’s ever relevant, and it’s introduced me to some of the most clever applications of programming I’ve ever seen. I compete in biweekly capture-the-flag contests hosted by ISSS, a security org at UT.

Last summer, I interned at WP Engine, implementing an error-tolerant approach to synchronizing invoices between the billing and accounting services used at the company. I also worked at Parasol Laboratory several years ago, doing research in robotics and computational biology.

Feel free to check out the links above or send me an email if you want to get in touch with me.