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Michael Benin

HTML5 JavaScript / NodeJS Software Engineer at Condé Nast Publications

New York, New York
  1. Condé Nast Publications
  1. UrbanDaddy,
  2. Keep Holdings,
  3. AdKeeper Inc.
  1. New York University
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Condé Nast Publications

Condé Nast Publications

HTML5 JavaScript / Node.js Software Engineer

– Present

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Personal project involves:

Skeuomorphic interface design,, Native HTML5 WebSockets, Backbone, PhoneGap, Canvas, CSS3, Grunt, Sass

gevent,, Nginx, Gunicorn, Django, NodeJS, Tornado, Redis, and PostgreSQL.

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change". -Charles Darwin

I am constantly learning and adapting to my surroundings; embracing the new opportunities of evolving web standards.

Specialties: OOP Native JavaScript, SPAs ( Single Page Web Applications ), BackboneJS, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5 JavaScript APIs, Hijax, Python, Django


HTML5 JavaScript / Node.js Software Engineer

Condé Nast Publications
– Present (1 year 2 months)Greater New York City Area

Senior Front End Engineer

(1 year)NY, New York

JavaScript Web Application Developer for UrbanDaddy maintaining,, and upcoming projects which rely primarily on JS and HTML5 technologies as a single page application. Utilized GRUNT JS build process for Linting (JSHint, VNU), Minification (Closure, HTMLCompressor), CSS optimizations with SASS/Compass/DeadWeight/ImageMagick png conversion to Base64, JSDoc Toolkit, Unit Testing (Jasmine, Qunit, JSTD), and other customized project specific tasks written in NodeJS and Grunt. Worked with frameworks such as Backbone js, Spine, Ember, jQuery, Zepto, Require, Jasmine, Qunit, JSDocs, UglifyJS, Google Closure Compiler, HoganJS/Mustache, and various jQuery plugins such as Infinite Scroll, Isotope, Inview, Images Loaded, Autocomplete, and jCarousel. Implemented the latest Mobile Web Animation strategies utilizing RequestAnimationFrame JS Api and CSS3 Transforms. Built out a responsive system using CSS3 media queries targeting mobile, tablet, and desktop dimensions. Integrated template sharing configured with Django's Template language and Plate.js.

HTML5 JavaScript Application Developer

Keep Holdings
(10 months)Greater New York City Area

JavaScript Web Application Developer for originally Worked with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Handlebars, HTML5 History, Facebook JS API, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ Integration, SEO Google Analytics JS Tracking Event API, Mixpanel, Skimlinks JS API, HTML Email, and Python 2.7. Individually wrote the Facebook and Email Onboarding utilizing OOP JS and Facebook API to retrieve User Likes to the matching Brands in our database.

Technical Developer (JavaScript & Flash)

AdKeeper Inc.
(1 year 5 months)Greater New York City Area

Developer on the Adkeeper Keep Buttons: JavaScript, Flash ActionScript 3, Flash ActionScript 2. Built prototypes in both JS and AS3 for UI variations for the buttons as well as developed and designed testing with various JS frameworks and Native Animation. JavaScript debugging in both development of the buttons and final tier support for clients such as Lenovo, JetBlue, Lowes, and Bank of America. Educated employees on technical skills with Atlas, DFA, Flash and JavaScript. Developed solutions for approvals to MSN, and Yahoo. As of February 2011, the Adkeeper button has generated over 4.5 Billion Impressions.

Solutions Architect

High Def Webdesign
(2 years 2 months)Greater New York City Area

DBA as High Def Web Designed maintained Full Stack role from Sales, Client Communication, Art Direction, Design, Front End Web Development, Back End Web Development. Managed several clients and a team of 3+ over a 7 year period. See (Website made December 2010) for this 7 year period and previous resume.

Post Production Digital Artist

Main Printing
(1 month)Greater New York City Area

Digital Imaging in Adobe Photoshop for print and web.

Volunteer Experience & Causes


Habitat for Humanity - New York City
Poverty Alleviation

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Honors & Awards

2013 Webby Award

Webby Awards

2013 Time Magazine 50 Best Websites

Time Magazine


  • JavaScript
  • AJAX
  • HTML5
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • CSS3
  • NodeJS
  • HTML5 Canvas
  • WebSockets
  • JSON
  • Photoshop
  • Flash Professional
  • Illustrator
  • HTML emails
  • Facebook API
  • Google Analytics
  • jQuery
  • SASS
  • Compass
  • Grunt
  • Python
  • Django
  • Backbone.js
  • Linux Server
  • Express
  • Ember
  • Handlebars
  • LESS
  • Q
  • Bootstrap
  • MongoDB
  • Nginx
  • Amazon EC2
  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Underscore
  • RequireJS
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New York University

Advanced JavaScript, INFO1-CE9766001 – Advanced JavaScript

Marist College

BA Communications, Radio TV Film

Marist College

BS Digital Media, Digital Media, Computer Science

HTML5 Canvas Class

JavaScript MasterClass

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