Welcome


Hi I'm Ben Bricker! A short biography of me would tell you a few things. First and foremost, I am a follower of Jesus Christ, who I believe died for my sins so that I could receive salvation. I give Him all the credit and glory in my life and thank Him for giving his life for me. And while I fail and sin every day, Jesus always loves me anyways and continues to forgive me. Aside from Jesus, I also enjoy playing most sports. Be it flag football, softball, or volleyball, as long as it gets the blood pumping I enjoy playing it. Video games are another pastime of mine. I was initiated at a young age and that interest has continued to grow ever since. And last but not least, this wonderful woman named Kylie, who I had the privilege to marry this past July!

That's enough about my interests for now, so onto my work. I am a software developer and I love front end development. Be it websites, applications, games, or mobile, I love working with interfaces to make them user friendly and interesting. Although it is my favorite, front end isn't the only kind of development I have worked on. I've worked with back end AI, data-driven applications, and a bit of server-side php development.

Education


The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science and Engineering
  • September 2011 - May 2014
  • GPA: 3.33
The University of Akron
Pursued a Bachelor of Science - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • August 2009 - May 2011 (Transferred to OSU)
  • GPA: 3.1
Tuslaw High School
High School Diploma
  • August 2005 - May 2009
  • GPA: 3.75

Work Experience


k2d squared
Web Developer
June 2015 - Present
Games That Move You
Software Consultant
August 2015 - December 2015
  • Worked with client to redesign a therapy based game called Recovery Rapids in the Unity3d game engine
  • Recovery Rapids was developed to aid in regaining movement after a stroke, or for patients with MS
  • Developed a new user interface system per the client's specifications, as well as a few game types
  • Utilized C# and the Unity3d Game Development environment

Interests


Jesus
My Wife
Computers
Video Games
Sports
Music
Dogs
Design
Movies

Projects


Kylie Noelle Photography Website
  • Worked on redesigning and rebuilding the site
  • Utilized a grid based framework called Materialize
  • Integrated a blog from Wordpress and designed a theme to fit with the website
  • Currently being redesigned. Progress here.
Ohio ILG Website
  • Designed and developed a website for the client
  • Utilized HTML, CSS, and JavaScript(jQuery) to create web pages
  • Implemented a Content Management System called Concrete5 for easy editing by the client
Muscular Dystrophy Therapy Game
  • A project for Nationwide Children's Hospital patients with muscular dystrophy
  • The game was used to measure the reach volume of the patients
  • I worked on the UI and gameplay mechanics
Parkinsons Disease Therapy Game
  • A project for Neukinetics for their patients with Parkinson's Disease
  • We used the Microsoft Kinect to track the user's movements
  • Was used to motivate the patients to do exercises

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Feel free to send me an email or give me a call if you want to contact me about work I can help you out with. I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

email: bbricker09@gmail.com

cell: (330) 904-7331