Ben Werdmuller

Web technologist & developer

I'm Ben Werdmuller, a web product manager, platform architect and developer, specializing in social software platforms for business.

I've been building web applications since 1995. Right now, I'm Chief Technology Officer at latakoo, an enterprise video service.

Previously, I co-founded Elgg, an open source social networking platform used by Fortune 500 companies, international non-profits, national governments and top-tier universities. I was also the first Geek in Residence at the Edinburgh Festivals.

I regularly post to my social media stream at, which is also syndicated to Twitter and other social networks. The site is based on idno, a new kind of open source social community platform. My old blog is archived over here.

I recently wrote two books: Instant HTML5 Geolocation How-to, which aims to get you up and running with the Javascript Geolocation API, and Herebe, a novel about dragons in Silicon Valley.

I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can contact me at .