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Ben Petersen
Worked at Carsforsale.com
Attended South Dakota State University
Lives in Broomfield, CO
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Favorite React article in some time: React Components, Elements, and Instances.

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Finally, a list of movies worth 'getting'.
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New season of Community and Big Bang :)
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Just got back from a 40 mile bike ride to Oakwood Lakes Park, and realized I've barely started studying for my test tomorrow. Worth every second.
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I'm aparently going to Itaska State Park this weekend, but I'm told not to bring a tent or really anything to eat. Hmm..
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  • Carsforsale.com
    Software Developer, 2012 - 2015
    Recent projects involve enhancing lead and message systems, increasing localized search traffic by 52% by integrating with Web API accessors and MVC URL rewrite rules, progressively enhanced and simplified codebase by reusing components, and addressed performance bottlenecks by identifying and eliminating unneccessary requests and complex filtering. Has experience in .NET (MVC, C#, VB.NET), JavaScript (Prototypal and Modular), SQL, Web Services, Cross Browser Testing, Code and Database Reviews Reviews
  • Red Wing Shoes
    Software Developer Intern, 2011 - 2012
  • Daktronics
    Web Developer Student, 2010 - 2011
  • Finn Sisu
    Web Developer, 2010 - 2011
  • South Dakota State University
    Residence Hall IT Guru, 2008 - 2009
  • Markit
    AVP Web Developer, 2016 - present
    Focused on developing accessible first solutions for a remote client, part of a small agile team utilizing offshore testers to complete stories in a sprint. Removed Web API code and refactored calls to allow for external and internal controllers to be called. Assisted upgrading input and output models and async functionality for new feed. Key Technologies Used: .NET(C#), JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, Internal and External APIs, Internal tools for Deployments and Data Access
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Broomfield, CO
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Sioux Falls, SD - Arco, MN - Northfield, MN
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Web Developer - Boulder, CO - Passion for JavaScript such as React and Angular, A11y, build tools and automated testing
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    Software Engineering, 2008 - 2012
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The staff at Runners Roost is awesome, they will do their best to find a shoe they feel comfortable with you in. They have a gait analysis tool to help see feet land and what style shoe will work best. It was really interesting to try on different stability shoes and see how they changed my stride. This beats many other shops around the area because instead of watching you run and guessing, they record and visually show you why this shoe is great. I really enjoyed their patience, expert knowledge (different lacing techniques), and their continual friendliness through trying on many different pairs. I'm guessing we were there for an hour and finally found a pair that fit my strangely long middle toe, stability trail shoe need. They didn't have every model, but quite a good variety.
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After visiting all of the surrounding Farmers Markets, this is our favorite because of how casual it is and the fairly good selection of fresh vegetables and fruits. It's a great atmosphere here because they usually have live music, several farmer vendors (not including the fill-a-bag truck), and has a few we haven't seen at Boulder County Farmers Market (though Longmont is our favorite early Farmers Market to go to). One being the distillery, the tastes delicious and it's fun to see locally produced spirits here. Others like Pamered Chef, At home Water, Window installation, etc, we could care less about because even though it's locally made, it's not our thing to shop for at a farmers market. Long story short, Louisville's Farmers Market is a great spot to go talk to farmers, get VERY fresh ingredients (like Squash Blossoms picked at 3am that morning, sold to you with ice so the freshness really shines) and a good variety of vendors.
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reviewed a week ago
Wonderful beers and fun atmosphere in their tap room, they usually have a new beer released each month and events to follow. They supply their hops locally when they can (it's tough to do) and have very fresh beers. Seriously worth having a flight to find the style you love, or get a 64 oz growler to take on the boat. It's great to see the brewery use quite a few different methods like dry-hopping, barrel-aging, and using fresh fruits for solid combinations. The company also supports the restoration of Lake Hendricks and the campground nearby. As you can tell, this is one of my favorite breweries because the brewer is a great guy and if I was rich I'd tell him to build a brewery and let him make whatever the heck he wanted.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ice cream was delicious, but personally I thought the menu was tough to decide because they had many similar flavor ice cream but only the title of "Death by Chocolate", "Mocha", "Coffee", "Expresso", etc. Also their flavors outside were different than inside and employees were pretty slow for how swamped they were. Prices are average for a mountain town and with the line going out the door it took 20+ minutes to get a cone. Btw: Bing Cherry vanilla was delicious, slightly tart, not too sweet, large pieces of cherry. Wow, it impressed us. The other chocolate almond coffee flavor did not impress
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Friendly atmosphere, the manager greeted us as we entered, but during our meal we often heard oven alerts going off, busy walk paths, etc. It's a small location, so pick your spot carefully. We also weren't impressed with this locations food, we've eaten at several and won't be going back to this one. Our favorite items was the Chicken Marsala, Sausage w/ Peppers, Fried Calamari, and Clams. Many other entrees were flavorless, textureless, and had a lot of fillers or carbs. I'll explain. Meatballs in marinara sauce were mostly breadcrumbs, there should be some, but I was surprised. Chicken in most pasta's were cut thin, overcooked, and fairly tough. Fried fish was mostly breading (I could barely spot the fish with all of the breading). Bruschetta wasn't right, an antipasto is so essential with all the heavy foods on their menu and something was off with their balsamic. Pizza looked cold and flavorless so we didn't get it. Dessert also left a bit to be desired. The texture of the ice cream had a gritty not silky texture. Crepes were not traditional, these were the size of a pancake, not stirred then folded, just flipped. The toppings were mostly sweet, berries, chocolate, a mouse that was way too runny. Usually the crepes are the best part about Cinzzetti's but these disappointed us. We won't be going back (unless we have to), hope this helps you decide what to avoid eating or how to eat here without feeling awful later into the day.
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The mens haircuts here are quite good, plan to have a picture ahead of time and a good idea of how they can do it and it'll turn out great. The professors here are top notch! Seriously! I think I learned just as much as the hairdresser did and therefore knew what to say next time. I've had a few shorter haircuts that I would have liked, but it does take time for students to learn the style you want. Remember the clipper size, the line they should start blending, how long it has been since your last haircut, cowlick, thicker areas, etc. Professors might help at the beginning and end, or if they get stuck, but don't be afraid of stepping in if they are about to go too short. It saves them the stress of really screwing up or having to ask a lot of questions. Appointments are required ahead of time, sometimes I called ahead of time to make sure my hairdresser was in today. That way, if they aren't, someone else can be prepared when you step in the door. Trust me, go in regularly, to the same hairdresser and you won't be disappointed.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
They were helpful in finding a size 13 shoe, wide enough to fit, and were friendly when we tried on quite a few different styles. But they didn't have many styles in stock, so we couldn't walk out of the store with the one we wanted.
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