I grew up in Geneseo, New York, went off to Alfred University for a B.A. in math and physics, and then headed to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign for an M.S. in physics. After that I moved back to the Rochester area, where I worked as a software developer at Bristol Instruments and Ellucian. I’m currently a software developer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
My main hobby is photography—you can see some of my photos on Instagram. My other interests include cooking, math, classical music, particle physics, typography, urban planning, online privacy, and Epcot. I also write here every once in a while.
My name is pronounced /ˈbɛndʒəmɪn ˈɛʃəm/ (hover over the letters or see Wikipedia’s IPA guide). My pronouns are he and him.
If you want to get in touch you can email me or tweet at @bdesham.
Software I’ve written
CU Buses is an iPhone app for getting information about CUMTD, the municipal bus agency in Champaign–Urbana, Illinois. My projects page lists all of the other software I’ve released publicly.