👋  Howdy! I’m Ben Aubin.

I’m a software engineer, hacker, and community builder based in Austin, TX.

I am fascinated by systems. My interests extend from computer systems to the whole context of our work as software engineers: the communities we belong to, the impacts of our products, and the economics that we create. Progress isn’t automatic, it’s the result of people doing increasingly hard work. We should do that work, diligently, to create positive change. Code, carefully cultivated, can make the world better.

I’m a proud Hack Club alumnus. If you are a teenager interested in technology, you should join their community.

That’s it for now. Have a wonderful rest of your day.

~ Ben Aubin

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current focus(es):

School: I’m studying Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin.

Work: I’m building actors.dev, stateful serverless, and a new kind of database for distributed systems in Rust.

Play: I make a bunch of small projects with Rust, React, Next.js and sometimes Relay + GraphQL, and post them on my GitHub.

want to see something pretty cool?

Back in high school, I participated in an ad campaign to promote careers in software development. It’s a little out of date, but still quite wonderful.

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^ high school me

This room and the things in it, and all the other things in this building, in this city, exist because, over and over and over, people imagined things. They daydreamed, they pondered, they made things that didn’t quite work, they described things that didn’t yet exist to people who laughed at them. And then, in time, they succeeded. - Neil Gaiman