Hello! I’m Ben Werdmuller.
I’ve been creating online communities, websites and applications for twenty-one years. I created one of the first web magazines and helped pioneer the use of social software in universities. I was also the inaugural Geek in Residence at the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab.
Before that, I co-founded Elgg, an open source social networking platform, as well as Curverider, the company created to provide commercial Elgg services. Until I left to pursue new projects in April 2009, I was both a director of Curverider and its Chief Technology Officer, as well as Elgg’s technical lead and joint lead overall. Curverider was bought by Thematic Networks.
More generally, I’m a creative tinkerer: I like to write and build new things and share them with people. I love food, social justice, meeting new people, and adventure.
You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.