Ben Youngblut, Full-stack Developer in Ankeny, United States
Ben Youngblut

Full-stack Developer in Ankeny, United States

Member since July 28, 2022
Ben is a hard-working, full-stack software developer focused on creating efficient, well-tested, and maintainable code that exceeds expectations. He enjoys learning about new technologies and is not afraid of tackling large new projects or refactoring and revamping old projects. Ben has excellent written and verbal communication skills and over 13 years of experience using Python for web development, scripting, and building infrastructure.
Ben is now available for hire


  • Publitek
    Python, Django, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, React, jQuery, Ansible...



Ankeny, United States



Preferred Environment

Django, TypeScript, Python, React, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Ansible, Linux

The most amazing...

...Django application I've designed runs A/B, multivariate, and SEO tests with reporting administration and Google Analytics integration.


  • Senior Software Engineer

    2009 - PRESENT
    • Designed a reusable Django application for running A/B, multivariate, and search engine optimization (SEO) tests, including reporting administration with analysis of variance (ANOVA), t-test, and causal impact confidence analyses.
    • Rewrote an entire web application written in unstructured PHP code to a clean and maintainable Python Django web application.
    • Built a system for collecting search phrases associated with individual sales and wrote a custom Solr query handler in Java to conditionally boost the results based on the sales counts for those search phrases.
    Technologies: Python, Django, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, React, jQuery, Ansible, PostgreSQL, MariaDB


  • Image Editor

    Created a React-Redux JavaScript application for editing images with drag and drop support, color pickers, zooming and panning, image search, web fonts, shapes, a full undo and redo stack, plus several account-required features like saving and sharing of designs.

  • Image Editor

    A web application for creating and editing images. With a full undo and redo functionality, saved canvases, image filters, shapes, and text with stroke and fill color pickers. The application also has multiple layer support and pan and zoom logic.

  • Contributor Submission System

    A web application for photographers to upload and submit images. With metadata extraction from the uploaded images and pages to allow changes to be made to the metadata, it contains a full account registration system with optional MFA login and a fully accessible API that the front-end is built on top of.


  • Languages

    Python, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS, Java, JavaScript 6, Python 3
  • Frameworks

    Django, Redux, MUI (Material UI), Django REST Framework, Swagger
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, jQuery, MobX
  • Tools

    Ansible, Webpack
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Redis, MariaDB, MongoDB
  • Paradigms



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering
    2004 - 2009
    Iowa State University - Ames, IA, USA

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