I'm Ben Gibbs

Ruby developer and CTO of RIFT

My Work

My Testimonials

"Ben took over the completion of the Mughli website and with his clear communication and technical skills it was completed and launched quickly and efficiently."

- Liam Doorey (Flood)

"Ben's consistent reliability and methodical expertise has meant we have been able to confidently build our app responding to customer feedback. He has developed our service through different business models, adding essential features to grow our customer base and income! Ben's ability to discuss ideas and advise on the best course of action is just one of the skills that makes him stand out from the crowd. Highly recommended!"

- Phil Barley (Theatre Digs Booker)

"Ben's efficient and reliable approach helped us build a more stable and refined version of our product which we were able to launch quickly. He offered appropriate business development advice and productive technical guidance."

- Nichola Francis (Afro-Turf)

My Experience

Developing with Ruby and Rails since 2005 I have built a variety of live websites and web apps for Household Brands, Digital Agencies and Startups using Ruby and Rails. I use Agile processes, Behaviour/Test Driven Development, Git and Heroku or Brightbox to deliver stable, high-quality, maintainable code and big smiles!

I'm an active member of a number of local groups. I regularly attend North West Ruby User Group and co-started Manchester's BootStrap Business Club, a monthly gathering of entrepreneurs to discuss building sustainable businesses and projects.

  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • MySQL/PostgreSQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • Coffescript
  • Cucumber
  • Test::Unit
  • Git
  • Heroku