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A decade ago, Ben Stanfield found himself at the intersection of politics and technology as he wandered nomadically around the country managing congressional races. But when he moved to DC 6 years ago, he found that the intersection had become, in the grand tradition of L’Enfant, a circle where politics and technology were joined by science, photography and a host of smaller side streets of interest. These days, he works as a Macintosh Server Administrator (Yes, there really are Macintosh servers.) for a large genetics-focused governmental health institute in Bethesda. In his spare time, he's an avid photographer, charter member at HacDC, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Heights Youth Club. In 2005 he founded of Draft Obama, a national grassroots movement to convince Barack Obama to run for President. (It worked.) Everything he writes here speaks for itself and not on behalf of any other group, organization, person, or any of his other personalities.

At HacDC, he's:

  • Not the Keeper of the MIBS, due to a tragic miscalculation in an election decided by an epic Rochambeau death-battle,
  • Coiner of the term Hacriculum, which may or may not stick,
  • Interested in learning a lot more about electronics, and
  • The fat guy.