AMA #9(?): Bar1990

Hi everyone, I'm Ben.

  • Class of 2013, Mech Engineering.
  • I hated engineering so much I went straight into software consulting after graduating without knowing anything about it (literally, I didn't know I was going to be doing anything related to software). It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I did that for a bit, got my MBA, now I'm a Product Manager bouncing around mid-stage tech startups. I also had a side hustle doing interview coaching/career advising, but that got dropped when my first kiddo joined the fam.
  • I moved to Atlanta for work after graduating (without having any prior connection to the city). It immediately felt like home; I love all things Atlanta - music, food scene, brewery scene, bar scene, neighborhood culture, etc - except for Atlanta sports, which I'm mostly indifferent to (except for Atlanta United, of which I'm a fair weather fan).
  • I am married to a yellow jacket, we have a ~1.5 year old, a second coming in the next few weeks, and 2 dogs (both labs).
  • Hobbies/interests/things that I'm somewhat knowledgeable about include tennis, cooking, eating, drinking, my dogs, my kid, listening to podcasts, doing Atlanta things, free travel/credit card rewards, hip hop music from 1995ish-2010ish, and tech/product management.
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From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

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My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

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"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
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Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

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Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

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Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

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Maroon helmet with orange gobbler logo is the best helmet.....change my mind.

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Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

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Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

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Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

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From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

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