My name is Benjamin Marquardt. I am an autodidact, a software developer, an armchair philosopher, economist, and political scientist, and an Eastern Orthodox Christian. My formal post-secondary education is in English literature, and both my professional and personal pursuits have afforded me a wide range of technical knowledge and experience in the fields of programming, network administration, security, and hardware and software troubleshooting. I have voracious curiosity, I am a fast learner, and I’m an unstoppable force when a challenging problem sits in front of me unsolved.