Benjamin Ragheb

Benjamin Ragheb

“a systems-thinker and a developer’s developer”

New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Computer Software

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Benjamin Ragheb's Overview

  • Co-Founder + CTO at LogCheck
  • Owner + Software Engineer at Heroic Software

299 connections


Benjamin Ragheb's Summary

My main thing is designing and writing software. I long to be a Real Programmer, like Mel.

Benjamin Ragheb's Experience

Co-Founder + CTO


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) greater new york city area

We write apps for guys who maintain the mechanical equipment in your building.

Owner + Software Engineer

Heroic Software

March 2008Present (6 years 7 months)

I started messing around with Objective-C in 2001, before it was cool. In 2008 I decided to dive into independent iOS development on a full-time basis.

Mobile Engineer

Happy Fun Corp

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

January 2011November 2011 (11 months)

HFC is a project incubator, focused on developing great products. I contribute to projects as an iOS developer from time to time.

Software Engineer


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NYX; Financial Services industry

September 2006February 2008 (1 year 6 months)

Joined TransactTools, which was later acquired by NYSE.

Worked primarily on TCM, a financial messaging engine.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Defense & Space industry

20032006 (3 years)

Worked primarily on Command Post of the Future (CPOF), a graphical command and control system deployed in Iraq.

Benjamin Ragheb's Courses

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

    Cornell University

    • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (CS 212)

Benjamin Ragheb's Projects

  • Del Close Marathon (DCM) event app

    • May 2012 to Present

    Developed a mobile web app and an iPhone/iPod touch app for the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon, an improv festival organized by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

    Updated for DCM 15.

  • National Sketch Writing Month (NaSkeWriMo) website

    • September 2008 to Present
    Team Members: Benjamin Ragheb, Michelle Dobrawsky

    A website for a comedy sketch writing challenge: write one sketch per day for the month of September. The website allows writers to publish the sketches they write, if desired.

Benjamin Ragheb's Skills & Expertise

  1. Objective-C
  2. Xcode
  3. Interface Builder
  4. Cocoa
  5. Threads
  6. Concurrency
  7. User Interface Design
  8. Information Architecture
  9. XML
  10. Software Development
  11. Concurrent Programming
  12. iOS
  13. Web Applications
  14. iPhone
  15. Mobile Devices
  16. Programming
  17. iOS development

Benjamin Ragheb's Education

Cornell University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science


Activities and Societies: Alpha Phi Omega, Phoenix Society, Hot Truck

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Improvisational comedy, sketch writing


Activities and Societies: Fat Penguin, Zuleyka, The End of the World

Benjamin Ragheb's Additional Information


ergonomics, usability, design, cache invalidation, naming things

Groups and Associations:

Cocoaheads, Phoenix Society, Alpha Phi Omega (Gamma Chapter)

Honors and Awards:

Lockheed Martin Scholar, 2000
Time Magazine's Person of the Year, 2006

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