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Benjamin Williams

Engineer. Artist. Entrepreneur.

Made in a Chicago hood.

I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, and as a kid was passionate about math, science, art, and entrepreneurship. I stumbled across Computer Science in college and it was the perfect discovery. In 2018, I graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Computer Science.

Software Engineer. Entrepreneur. Artist.

I’m a software engineer at Moat Analytics in NYC, and have previously worked for Google, The New York Times, and Black-owned start-up Walker & Company Brands. Although I love to code, I also have a deep passion for public speaking, entrepreneurship, dance, and video production. I’m grateful that my identities intersect in ways that push me to be a thoughtful, artistic, and entrepreneurial engineer.

Focusing on what matters.

I love creating technology that makes people's lives easier, healthier, safer, and more enjoyable. I'm passionate about creating tech that brings clarity to our individual lives—like therapy chatbots, journaling applications, and relationship management tools—to help us better focus on what matters most.

I hope to start my own tech company one day. I imagine my company headquarters doubling as a community center; a place deeply integrated in its surrounding community and invested in empowering its residents. I imagine my tech company hosting free coding workshops, and doing pro bono dev work for small orgs and businesses nearby.