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Ben Balter @benbalter Washington, DC

Attorney, open source developer, Senior Product Manager working on Community and Safety at @GitHub. Previously @WhiteHouse Presidential @InnovFellows.

1,002 Following   5,698 Followers   5,444 Tweets

Joined Twitter 9/9/08


Jumping on the GitHub README profile bandwagon with my own GeoCities throwback, complete with working hit counter (… https://t.co/QoGKzprnWB
7/9
2020
@johncutlefish No need to apologize! It’s thoughtful and forced me to take the time to reflect on my own approach.… https://t.co/67D4hBR9iWA long, but interesting read that does a great job of putting labels on and boxes around many of the concepts produ… https://t.co/XerDzXqyir
6/30
2020
I just realized that security, privacy, and anti-abuse product reviews all boil down to two questions: 1. Does the… https://t.co/KrIyzlunOD
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6/26
2020
@dana_balter Don't know if/how we're related, but best of luck today to a fellow Balter!It's a small change, but we're hoping to encourage more maintainers to choose to accept and moderate reports of dis… https://t.co/2T7G9uc1XZ
6/23
2020
@simpsoka @cheshire137 @tenderlove Let’s not talk about the number of times I’ve uhh, “cleaned the coffee maker” by… https://t.co/2y6EgoX0b7
6/21
2020
@gbinal “12 are believed to be in the cloud” 😂
6/6
2020
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6/5
2020
“Washington” is home to monuments & federal buildings The District is home to 700K of the best, most energized, ac… https://t.co/OupN1sOqem
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6/3
2020
@neil_neilzone @EdinaRl Would love your thoughts if you have any. We have a lot more we’d like to do here. The inte… https://t.co/dgAemAExvx @CathyGellis @MeganYip Would love your thoughts if you have any. We have a lot more we’d like to do here. The inter… https://t.co/ynlbughVG3
5/18
2020
Writing a post on "open source community management at scale" and realized it was turning into a bit of a treatise,… https://t.co/ERY5OVvnfw
5/15
2020
@umaar Yes! Similar, but focused on open source projects (for now).
5/13
2020
One aspect of GitHub's internal developer experience that I really love is that if bootstrapping… https://t.co/lqwY2biab4
5/12
2020
@waldojaquith Amazing. I believe that’s @InesMergel’s journal article, no?Thankfully, my contribution graph shows m… https://t.co/LaNFy1m2NWOpen source maintainers, you can now invite a trusted user to manage your open source projects in the event that yo… https://t.co/DGcvi9BSuAThanks for all the thoughtful feedback. The account successors feature is now available to all users: https://t.co/lfp41Kja3D
5/11
2020
@_adryd The deceased's next of kin or other authorized individual (collaborator, business partner, etc.) can contac… https://t.co/N96L3u4k5x @tommoor Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you h… https://t.co/0S3gxuYy9p @TylerLeonhardt Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. I… https://t.co/6d9mz9M53b @manekinekko Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If y… https://t.co/NNb2nrBrQG @martinfasani @velmu Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account success… https://t.co/ebFs1T7ZPj @mkevenaar Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you… https://t.co/RS7sMJvimf @FezVrasta Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you… https://t.co/6h4y4oVVEh @benjaminhowarth Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor.… https://t.co/7G0Du5Gab6 @__danvergara__ Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. I… https://t.co/Xk1StlQefw @ChasingMicrobes Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor.… https://t.co/biuVjnLcAW @kthxbubye Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you… https://t.co/SJQphyiYHk @imAlwaysLivid Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If… https://t.co/gtQdnlprSX @1998Mishal Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If yo… https://t.co/yhwaplDmSW @cl Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you have a… https://t.co/j7mRoKS8NS @waldyrious @natfriedman Thanks! We're looking into project "adoption" as well, and if you contact GitHub support,… https://t.co/vBqc5Ie2FY @johnkdev @terrajobst @john Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account… https://t.co/htFHXWV6Cl @tmilewski Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you… https://t.co/22krRB8SvY @mxstbr @bdougieYO 👋 Hello friend! Added. You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an a… https://t.co/oFwmBfqkfh @SteveALee Not yet. Ideally there would be a GitHub user you know and can build trust by other means. The successor… https://t.co/6oERTZE0tJ @MagickNET I'd love to hear more about what happened or what GitHub could have done to help so we can prevent the s… https://t.co/FMatenyyGF @odiffeyuk @_adryd Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor… https://t.co/bnyZWRy7fi @hereispascal Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If… https://t.co/tisChCnN8o @zareefahmed Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If y… https://t.co/ni5Ee73weI @antony Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you ha… https://t.co/M9CZkt6ZOg @paulgoetze Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If yo… https://t.co/m2d26YS7LC @TomKerkhove Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If y… https://t.co/FmI00c8hBS @martinwoodward @shanselman Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account… https://t.co/j0oiEo4WVH @lukeparkinson Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If… https://t.co/A33HndVtkJ @jsmrcaga Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you… https://t.co/YDMV45MfGt @stanzillaz @terrajobst Not yet, but that's something we'd like to build. @bitandbang Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If yo… https://t.co/KeBwimYlcA @Ron Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you have… https://t.co/EOYIBp09SE @stannvanheusden Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor.… https://t.co/qLpcmG0nKn @CassidyJames Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If… https://t.co/677Lkv714G
5/9
2020
@jackiebo Biased, but Trust and Safety, Privacy, and Security, especially given Zoom, Facebook, Equifax, etc. @MisalRaj_ Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you… https://t.co/KlB95xIP5H @adrianopereiraj Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor.… https://t.co/dsgvMSpOgM @acoolerstraw Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If… https://t.co/JUTeE6CZ4J @Zealsham Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you… https://t.co/9QiTAftThL @TheLiamOrmiston Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor.… https://t.co/mSOjwP0agO @larson_carter14 Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor.… https://t.co/tcmcGaLl7K @OlalDennis Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If yo… https://t.co/sSRamidlYL @igb Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6vxCm to invite an account successor. If you have… https://t.co/uNPAb8DiCH @majson Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you ha… https://t.co/zzu02wdWwb @GleichMatthew Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If… https://t.co/BZ0yYQ8cKl @sandip_rb Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you… https://t.co/qHIkAdDuXt @mastrolinux Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If y… https://t.co/OqFpep8UOb @AntoineAugusti Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. I… https://t.co/WULPdWDrXR @devlead Added! You can follow the instructions in https://t.co/WQmVU6N90W to invite an account successor. If you h… https://t.co/dnoi1LOZ2aWe're beta testing a new GitHub feature that allows you to invite someone to manage your open source projects in th… https://t.co/H7vrtWsSIx
5/8
2020
@simplybastow No idea why they don't auto-close, but try https://t.co/JMq3HFlNQb or https://t.co/UgcER1pwJE if you use Chrome or Firefox. 😄
4/30
2020
Answering "why was this specific phrase added to the Privacy Policy?" is a heck of a lot easier when all your polic… https://t.co/rGJboAD54S
4/28
2020
@waldojaquith GitHub Pages was a 100 line shell script for the first ~5 years of its existence. Rewrote the logic i… https://t.co/rRQwy1t4d7
4/25
2020
A coworker bravely shared a screenshot of their text replacements and I learned they use text replacements to preve… https://t.co/i8OGU3lQN5
4/24
2020
@jackiebo I’ve been a remote Product Manager at GitHub for the past 4 years and wrote a bit about it recently. https://t.co/Hejb4zrVCHTired: having a #deploy-ops channel in your work Slack with chatops to coordinate deploys Wired: having a #turn-op… https://t.co/rVOuf6cXCj
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4/22
2020
Talked a bit on how remote work requires an async-first culture. https://t.co/ZgUOWNuUdiNew to working from home? The GitHub team has worked remotely for years and we're sharing what we've learned and so… https://t.co/k2xwGoN1ni
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4/17
2020
@haacked As a nod to the original name, “keep it logically awesome” is still in the Zen of GitHub, displayed each t… https://t.co/kxEDxspZsKfirst work-related sketch I can publicly share: @_gallexi gave an AMAZING internal talk today on how we think about… https://t.co/h6Pyp6jkOT
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4/16
2020
@cheshire137 Just started the game a few hours ago and I already want in!
4/15
2020
Actions, @ProbotTheRobot, interaction limits… what are you favorite tools, tips, and tricks for managing popular Gi… https://t.co/RSl4MPlr2J
4/13
2020
@playingcardsio Used the app for the first time today and loved it. FWIW, I created multiple boards (rooms?) to try… https://t.co/CvC8wLSVpV
4/6
2020
@haacked Thanks for the inspiration. Just made the same thing! (except I had the red one). 😷
4/5
2020
@andrewbredow @deniseyu21 Also, local substitutes with similar flavor profiles!As many teams are suddenly moving to Slack, it may not be obvious, but async should be the default. Use @channel (e… https://t.co/K9AgdK8iUb @ArielRobinson1 Anything in particular you think should be updated? Just did a quick skim, and there’s not much tha… https://t.co/zCoHUoMxyv
3/26
2020
Hate to type this, but if your product has any concept of accounts or user identity, now is the time to start think… https://t.co/yZUwY8C0tK
3/25
2020
Are there any open source projects/platforms out there that are designed to match "I needs" with "I haves"? Potenti… https://t.co/6nOZh649xg
3/23
2020
@chadloder @NSQE @github @GitHubCommunity Glad to help out. Mind shooting me an email with the repo name? ben@github.com
3/20
2020
You may have noticed a recent flood of advice and takes about working from home. None of it really resonated with m… https://t.co/3xHFaqrWPd
Retweeted by Ben BalterAs we’re starting to see @zoom_us used for cross-org. social gathering, even among remote-native folks, it’s intere… https://t.co/2Zv84lvNRw
3/19
2020
Recently new to remote work culture? There's a lot more to it than not wearing pajamas. I adapted my popular "15 ru… https://t.co/FVxCJlS25B
3/18
2020
Earlier this week I passed the SSCP (Systems Security Certification) exam. 🎉 I guess that means I now need to spen… https://t.co/VlGXSBVwmd @mastahyeti @bleikamp @bhuga whelp, it took me seven long years of waiting y’all out, but the ben@github.com alias… https://t.co/HOdqxegdYR
3/12
2020
How we work is as important as what we work on. Sharing some team values we captured a while back, that continue… https://t.co/ufeX2X3eli
3/6
2020
@mbostock @github @d3js_org @mbostock It's been a while! Sorry about that. I see my colleagues are already taking c… https://t.co/oYbnKbljLN
3/2
2020
@teabass I'm really sorry about that. I created a script ~5 years ago that's been apparently running ever since (bu… https://t.co/qlIZzYgDB8
2/26
2020
A post I wrote a while back is randomly trending on The Orange Site and the discussion is surprisingly constructive… https://t.co/fK46XVkYVk @jonrohan @shawnbot @mxstbr Ideally, we'd attribute commits if the author email was verified at the time of push. W… https://t.co/kcvxdnzBdJ
2/14
2020
@tsunamino I too enjoy her software.
2/13
2020
@konklone If the data point helps, I recently did the same thing and went with https://t.co/PLqJ5qva4G.
2/12
2020

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