Ben Martinez-Bateman Developer

“The English Teacher”

After saving what appeared to be a perfectly normal cat, Ben was surprised to discover it was in fact a magical cat which was prepared to grant him a single wish in exchange for his service. Ben was without a job at the time, so he asked for “super programming” powers. Within weeks he was one of the most sought after web programmers in the world. Dignitaries, CEOs, and presidents still ask for Ben’s expertise on all matters web. Why he decided to work at Murmur (and not for a super-secret government think-tank) is beyond us but we are very grateful.

Ben loves programming because he loves finding clever or elegant ways to solve problems. Formerly a freelancer, Ben likes working at Murmur because he is able to share weird programming concepts and minutiae with his coworkers, instead of sitting in his house and trying to explain them to his dog. Ben grew up in Toledo, Oregon, was president of the Anime club in high school, and loves the movie Die Hard.

  • What’s your favorite tv show?

    • Twin Peaks
    • At the moment? Steven Universe. Of all time? Maybe Parks & Recreation (except the first season, which we pretend never existed).
    • The Beverly Hillbillies
    • Lost in Space
  • What’s your hidden talent?

    • Breathe Underwater
    • I make a really good pork taco.
    • Invisibility
    • Cheese Rolling
  • What’s your go-to fast-food order?

    • Espresso Calzone
    • As many cheeseburgers as I can afford/eat (the first number is usually smaller than the second).
    • Beer Battered Shoe String Laces
    • Rosemary-Garlic Duck Liver Fries
  • What are you easily swayed by?

    • Weird Al
    • Werner Herzog
    • The Occult
    • Seasoned meat.
  • What is your favorite live show?

    • David Hasselhoff on Ice
    • Ice Age on Ice
    • Aladdin on Ice
    • Probably Eurovision? I don't really get out much.
  • Who’s your celebrity crush?

    • Napoleon Bonaparte
    • Lord Byron
    • Catherine the Great
    • Chris Pratt