Benjamin Porter

Software Engineer

Hi! I’m Ben. I’m a software engineer based out of Austin, TX. I’m currently at Affirm, where I work on the infrastructure team. We maintain many of the underlying frameworks that power our online flows, including config and secrets management, distributed caching (Redis), traffic management (NGINX, Istio, CDNs), and async tasks (Celery/RabbitMQ). Some of my past projects have included scaling out our caching infrastructure to handle higher load and improving self service flows for our secrets management system.

I went to school at UT Austin and I’ve done internships at Koddi and WP Engine. In my free time, you can catch me practicing the violin, playing video games, and cooking. Feel free to say hi or take a look around!

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Last updated 08/24/2022 (930a921).