This is the homepage of Ben Brown. I am a writer, designer, programmer, publisher and entrepreneur. I have dedicated most of my entire life to making stuff on the Internet - since 1996!
I live in Austin, Texas with my wife and partner Katie Spence and our two children.
I currently work at Microsoft, where I am working on the future of chatbots and other types of software delivered via messaging.
Some of my current projects:
- Tim and Ben's Podcast
- I'm making a podcast with my best friend since third grade!
- Happy Net Box
- A super experimental internet social experiment based on the arcane and near-forgotten retro internet protocol known as FINGER.
- The Ben Brown Collection
- An Instagram account documenting my comics, books, action figures and memorabilia.
- My irregular newsletter
- A good way to keep up with what's happening in the Ben-o-sphere.
I'm available in the normal places too - Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Some of my greatest hits:
- Howdy.ai and Botkit - a bot building framework, 💸 sold to Microsoft in 2018.
- Table Flipper - for all your table flipping needs
- Make Pixel Art - the internet's favorite free pixel art editor
- Über.nu - a daily humor webzine that ran from 2000-20005
- Consumating.com - an alt-social network that ran from 2004-2008, 💸 sold to CNET Networks in 2006.
- Deepleap.com - your intelligent browser assistant. 1999-2000.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I made this website in vi in 2021. The last version of this page was made in 2013.
View past versions of this site in the Internet Archive.