Ben is a Developer Advocate and Product Manager at Google, where he’s working to improve the web for developers and users alike. Prior to Google, he worked at the New York Times and AOL, and before that he was a full-time musician. He earned a BA in Computer Science at Harvard and a PhD in Music at the University of California at Davis. He also played with bands like Cake and wrote two musicals based on the Angelina Ballerina television series. Rumor is that he still runs a band called Ancient Babies, and he may also be writing a musical that’s not really about Steve Jobs.