My name is Ben Henning.  I’m a Junior at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA.  I am majoring in a really long degree called: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation (whew, now that we got that out of the way…)  I have been programming for roughly seven years.  Programming has evolved from being a fun hobby to my aspiring career.  I have finally made time to create this blog as a way to discuss some of my projects or ramble about new ideas I’m fascinated in.

Some of my areas of technological interest include:

  • Game development
  • Game engine architecture
  • Low-level programming
  • Graphics programming
  • Network programming
  • Concurrency programming
  • Compilers
  • Cross-platform development
  • Build systems
  • Server programming
  • Web development (frontend and backend)
  • Relational DBMS’s
  • Applied mathematics to computer science (intentionally left open-ended)

I am a huge advocate of Open Source software.  I believe that innovative technology should be owned by the masses, not by single individuals.  This is part why I created this blog: to share my own ideas with the rest of the world.  I don’t necessarily believe everything should be open source or free, but significant advances in technology should not hide behind patents or organizations intending to solely profit from such ventures.

I also have a passion for game development, hence my choice of institute for higher education (DigiPen is notoriously known for game development).  I am currently working bits at a time on a large-scale MMORPG called Thornefall.  I definitely encourage you take a look at Thornefall’s project page or its website; I am super thrilled about it.

Finally, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.  Post a comment on this blog or email me at: henning dot benmax at gmail dot com.

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