S18E10 - Benjamin Goering
Aug 08, 2018
Benjamin Goering, Molly Schwartz
Benjamin started his career at age 19, dropping out of university and moving to San Francisco. He served for 6 years as a Founding Engineer and Product Manager at Livefyre, a real-time commenting and social media aggregation platform. As an Invited Expert in the W3C Social Web Working Group, he helped refine the ActivityStreams social data vocabulary and ActivityPub federated social networking protocol. In 2016, he created the first implementation of ActivityPub. After Adobe acquired Livefyre in 2016, Benjamin started, where he works with nonprofits and startups to build new features, scale cloud architectures, and adopt continuous integration and deployment best practices. In 2018, he founded Permanent.Company to build a cloud platform and community that everyday people can use to replace proprietary SaaS apps with sustainable open source alternatives. Benjamin volunteers with a community-owned-and-operated wireless network in the SF Bay Area, and is passionate about making technology accessible to everyone and designing systems that anyone can contribute to.