Ben Sampica

Ben Sampica Ben Sam-Pick-uh

Professional Learner & Mob Programmer


My first experience with computers was watching my oldest brother rig up a baud modem to our brand new Windows 1995 computer and play Warcraft II with his friend across town. The resulting thousand-dollar internet bill and my parents anger at my brother taught me nothing - I’ve been hooked on computers ever since.

Outside of work I have a wonderful wife and two daughters. My wife is a superhero because she still loves me even though I’m known to be a dungeon master for Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and puts up with me taking an entire bookshelf (literally) of Warhammer 40k literature.

  • Web Development
  • DevOps
  • Reading
  • Computer Hardware
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Warhammer 40k
  • Family
  • BA in MIS, 2016

    University of Northern Iowa

  • AAS in Computer Support, 2012

    Kirkwood Community College


Senior Software Engineer
December 2021 – Present Ankeny, IA
Software Engineer III
June 2021 – November 2021 Philadelphia, PA
Senior Application Developer
August 2020 – June 2021 Des Moines, IA
Web Application Developer
August 2019 – August 2020 Des Moines, IA
Software Engineer
March 2019 – August 2019 Ankeny, IA
Associate Web Developer
June 2016 – March 2019 Des Moines, IA


I love hardware. Here are some of the computers I have built over the years.