Speaker Series: Ben Marks

MMNY2015_banner_speaker_BENEver wonder what a Magento Evangelist does in their free time? Well this specific one drums… and does a lot of it! Ben Marks, another Keynote Speaker at this year’s Meet Magento New York, has been a part of various bands as their drummer, but professionally is a Magento Evangelist and Magento trainer.

Being a Magento trainer is not something Ben takes lightly… he has been doing it for over 5 years! In those 5 years, he’s travelled to three different continents, logging over 1500 hours conducting in-person training for Magento. Furthermore, he has 10+ years in open source PHP/MySQL-based eCommerce and Web development. Using this expertise, Ben was actually a founding member of the Magento StackExchange site and also a founding member of the Magento Certification Advisory Board.

Before becoming a Magento Evangelist, Ben owned WebMarks LLC, where he provided PHP and MySQL-based website design, eCommerce development, and much more. Later, he began working at Blue Acorn, where he was a Magento Developer and Trainer before becoming the Director of Development. Throughout his career, Ben’s has developed specialties in Magento implementation and software instruction. On top of that, he has been an international PHP conference speaker and is a published writer.

Ben is literally a tech developer who has been around the world to teach what he knows and we are so excited to have him speak at Meet Magento New York 2015! Make sure you get your tickets at ny.meet-magento.com to see Ben and many more established leaders in the eCommerce world.