Ben Werdmuller

I help mission-driven organizations build great products - and great product teams.

🤝 I've built technology teams at organizations like The 19th, ForUsAll, and ProPublica.

🗞️ I supported media startups at Matter Ventures, a mission-driven accelerator that supported ventures with the potential to help build a more informed, inclusive, and empathetic society.

🗣️ I’ve taught product design to startups, small newsrooms from around the world, and teams from larger organizations like the New York Times and the Associated Press.

💬 I co-founded Elgg, one of the first open source social networking platforms, which was used by universities, non-profits, governments, and social movements around the world.

📐 I’ve been building on the web since 1994. I care deeply about building and cultivating an open, independent web that supports diverse voices and provides a strong platform for everyone to build and innovate. I’ve been an invited expert in W3C working groups and am a participating member of the indieweb community.

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