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The Engineering People Show, Episode 32: Ben Adida

Ben Adida, VP of Engineering at, Make sure that you're creating healthy creative tension between the three functions required to create great products: Engineering Product and Design. That's not in any specific order they're equally important. Some products require more of one or the other but you need that triumvirate and a creative tension to get the best of all worlds, Treehouse, Engineering people

Today, on Engineering People:

Ben Adida is VP Engineering at Clever, the leading K-12 education platform. His passion is using technology to empower individuals and level the playing field. Ben has extensive experience in identity, payments, voting technology, health IT, security & privacy, and Web architecture. He has developed free software for 20 years and Web software for close to 25 years. He is a Board Member at the non-profit Creative Commons.

Previously, Ben was Director of Engineering at Square, Director of Engineering at Mozilla, Research Faculty at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital Boston and research fellow with the Center for Research on Computation and Society at Harvard. Ben co-founded three bootstrapped startups: ArsDigita (1998), OpenForce (2000) and Webdash (2005). He received his PhD from MIT’s Cryptography and Information Security group.

(Original episode released on October 1, 2018)


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