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?

    • Golden Girls
    • The Man From U.N.C.L.E
    • Mama's Family
    • At the moment? Steven Universe. Of all time? Maybe Parks & Recreation (except the first season, which we pretend never existed).
  • What’s your hidden talent?

    • I make a really good pork taco.
    • Car Theft
    • Bullet-Proof Skin
    • Pie Eating
  • What’s your go-to fast-food order?

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

    • Seasoned meat.
    • The Occult
    • Angry Grizzly
    • Underoos
  • What is your favorite live show?

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

    • Lord Byron
    • Chris Pratt
    • Marie Curie
    • Catherine the Great