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Ben Balter

@benbalter

Ben Balter is a Staff Technical Program Manager at GitHub, the world’s largest software development network. Previously, as the Senior Product Manager overseeing the platform’s Trust and Safety efforts, Ben shipped more than 500 features in support of community management, privacy, compliance, content moderation, product security, platform health, and open source workflows to ensure the GitHub community and platform remained safe, secure, and welcoming for all software developers. Before joining GitHub’s Product team, Ben served as GitHub’s Government Evangelist, leading the efforts to encourage more than 2,000 government organizations across 75 countries to adopt open source philosophies for code, data, and policy development.

Cutting the GitHub Pages Gem

Building and testing GitHub Pages sites on your computer just got a whole lot easier with the release of the GitHub Pages Gem. Running Jekyll (the engine that powers GitHub…

GeoJSON rendering improvements

Nearly two weeks ago, we announced support for rendering geographic data. Today, we're excited to roll out several improvements: GitHub now supports rendering TopoJSON, an extension of GeoJSON that encodes…

There’s a map for that

Not long ago, we began rendering 3D models on GitHub. Today we're excited to announce the latest addition to the visualization family - geographic data. Any .geojson file in a…

Jekyll Turns 1.0

GitHub Pages — the easiest way to quickly publish beautiful pages for you and your projects — just got a major upgrade. We're now running Jekyll 1.0.2, which contains over…

The Revolution Will Be Forked

Millions of people around the world use GitHub every day to build software together, but the GitHub Way™ isn't limited to code. We are humbled to see that the White…