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 Beverly Hillbillies
    • The Man From U.N.C.L.E
    • 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.
    • Breathe Underwater
    • Turn Into an Animal
    • Car Theft
  • What’s your go-to fast-food order?

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

    • Werner Herzog
    • Alchohol
    • Underoos
    • Seasoned meat.
  • What is your favorite live show?

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

    • Chris Pratt
    • Bob Newhart
    • Crick and Watson
    • Lord Byron