In this episode we have the honor to speak with the president of Sparkbox: Ben Callahan. We talk a bit about growing up in a military family, and the values that sparked his entrepreneurial spirit. Then we discuss Ben’s thoughts on the process of learning by writing and why everyone at Sparkbox is an author on their site. We also talk about the CodePen redesign project, and how Ben first met Chris Coyier playing banjo in a serendipitous hawaiian evening.
President of Sparkbox and founder of the Build Right workshop series, Ben shares his ideas about the web on the Sparkbox Foundry and other leading industry blogs. He regularly works with large brand e-commerce to reconsider their web experiences while consulting to helping them shift their design and development workflows.
He’s also incredibly grateful for the team at Sparkbox as they pioneer new responsive web design techniques and continue to push for great user experiences outside the context of specific devices.
You can find him speaking around the world (http://lanyrd.com/profile/bencallahan/), rambling on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bencallahan), tinkering with his personal site (http://bencallahan.com/), or splitting wood in his backyard for next winter (https://instagram.com/p/j7r_TqA1MP/).
- Guest: President at Sparkbox (Responsive Web Sites & Applications) Ben Callahan
- Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5mKNjzXvnHU
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/bencallahan @bencallahan
- Website: http://bencallahan.com/
- Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/profile/bencallahan/
- Author: https://seesparkbox.com/foundry/author/ben_callahan
- Github: https://github.com/bencallahan
- CodePen: https://codepen.io/bencallahan/
- Speaker Deck: https://speakerdeck.com/bencallahan
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bencallahan/
- Episode on User Defenders: https://userdefenders.com/podcast/008/
- How do you create something timeless? https://youtu.be/KipX6pt5Mog
- Self Actualization: https://seesparkbox.com/foundry/self_actualization
- Westworld: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/
- Interview with Ben Callahan: https://youtu.be/w5NcISN1I9c
- Live Redesign: http://building.seesparkbox.com/
- Sparkbox and CodePen redesign: http://codepen.seesparkbox.com/
- CodePen Projects: https://codepen.io/projects/
- Mystery Men: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132347/
- Miles Davis: http://www.milesdavis.com/
- JEFFREY ZELDMAN: http://www.zeldman.com/about/