Benjamin Schell Software Developer

Specializing in Web Development and Mobile Apps
10102 Glen Autumn Road
Raleigh, NC, 27617
Work: (919) 807-1236
Mobile: (336) 749-2310


Web Development

  • Front-end development (HTML / CSS / Javascript)
    • Libraries (such as jQuery)
    • Frameworks (such as Backbone.js)
  • Traditional, PHP-based server-side development:
    • Existing CMS systems, including Wordpress and Drupal
    • PHP Frameworks, such as CakePHP
    • Relational (SQL-based) database design and implementation
  • Emerging server-side technologies:
    • Javascript on the server via Node.js
    • NoSQL databases, including MongoDB and CouchDB

Mobile App Development

  • Native, multi-platform (iOS and Android), multi-device (phones and tablets) mobile application development
  • Integration with remote backend systems
  • Implementation of device- and OS-specific features, such as geolocation

System Administration

  • Administration of Mac- and Linux-based systems
  • Configuration & management of web services, including Apache, nginx, MySQL, and MongoDB.


Blue Pane Labs


June 2007 - Present

Blue Pane Labs, the development side of the Blue Pane co-op, is a bespoke software development outfit producing high quality software specifically engineered to meet a customers needs. A partial portfolio can be found online.

I formed Blue Pane Labs as the formal entity responsible for the work I began as a freelancer. Since October 2010 I have focused on Blue Pane Labs exclusively.

Duke University

Duke Web Services

March 2009 - October 2010

At Duke Web Services, I worked as part of a team that crafts web sites and applications for the Duke community.

Notable public-facing work while at Duke includes the main website, the news site Duke Today, and the website for Duke's Graduate School.


Websphere Web 2.0 Feature Pack

May 2007 - March 2009

As part of the Web 2.0 Feature Pack team, I contributed to the open-source Dojo Toolkit and analyzed new Internet technologies to determine their applicability to enterprise customers.

Emerging Internet Technologies

January 2006 - May 2007

Designed, developed, and built prototypes using emerging technologies to demonstrate IBM's capabilities to customers.

Education + Honors

North Carolina State University

August 2003 - May 2007

Graduated with dual degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Other Honors

  • Eagle Scout
  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.7