Ben Goertz


I live in Portland, OR with my partner (who is bravely running for City Council!) and kids (who are also brave 😄). For work, I write software (and try to make co-workers laugh in meetings). Previously, I worked as a video editor and producer.

Creatively I’m trying to blend the artistic with the technical: stories + code. My post about the Drake equation is an example with a small Explorable Explanation section where you can try different values in the famous equation.

I write away from my computer whenever possible – but here we are, reading on glowing screens.

Find me on Mastodon or on GitHub if you’d rather speak in code. Always better to meet in-person and enjoy the beautiful area we live in, instead of the small screens that tend to dominate our time.