Ben Draper is a software engineer and web entrepreneur with 15 years of software development experience. His primary expertise lies in building e-commerce and content management sites, and he has built websites of all shapes and sizes. While primarily a middle-tier and back-end web developer, he can handle full-stack development as he is able to work in all tiers of a web application including handling user interface design and basic graphic design.

Ben fancies himself an avid student of and hobbyist in software and technology. With his additional free time, he likes to play basketball and enjoys regular gym workouts. He frequently indulges himself in the political and philosophical ramblings of libertarianism, and has been known to down almost an entire season of some random Netflix show in a single sitting. Traveling and engaging in new cultures has become a recent interest of his, and, currently, he is working to attain fluency in Spanish.


Straints is a javascript object validator that provides easy configuration and maintenance of validation rules across an entire web or server application. Ben maintains both the documentation website and the software module itself.


  • Tech Lead/Senior Developer RivetLogic Reston, VA January 2011 - March 2016
  • Freelance Front-End Developer The Designory Long Beach, CA July 2009 - September 2009
  • Senior Associate Acquity Group Chicago, IL January 2006 - May 2009
  • Senior Programmer/Tech Lead Ameriquest Mortgage Services (AMS) Orange, CA June 2005 to November 2005
  • Programmer/Analyst II Ameriquest Mortgage Orange, CA October 2002 to May 2004
  • Software Engineer Cysive, Inc. Reston, VA September 2000 - March 2001
  • Consultant Relational Data Systems (RDS) Irvine, CA April 1998 - September 2000
Note: Cities listed above are company HQ locations and not necessarily work locations.
Proficiency Web & Mobile Programming/Platforms Other
Expertise HTML, JQuery, Yahoo UI, Alloy UI, CSS2, Javascript Java, JSP, JSTL, Liferay XML, Relational DB Design, SQL, Regular Expressions
Experience Bootstrap, CSS3 Node/NPM, Ruby, Rails, BlueMartini, PowerBuilder XSLT, Adobe Flash, Git, JIRA
Exposure React, LESS, SASS, Angular2, Google Charts Express, Nunjucks, Typescript, Game Programming Webpack, Responsive Design, Adobe Illustrator, SPA
Note: Expert indicates 3+ years of proficiency, Experience denotes 1+ years, and Exposure means less than 1 year.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems California State Polytechnic University Pomona, CA March 1999

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email: bdraper@captison.net
phone: (US) 562.735.3050
skype: theMistryl