Benson fell in love with programming at 10 years old playing with Visual Basic. Since then he has worked with more languages and technologies than would fit here: everything from VHDL (hardware) to C#. He enjoys exploring innovative languages and technologies and discovering what new perspectives they can provide. He specializes in algorithms and functional programming, and is passionate about Haskell. Benson has a Master's degree from the University of Cambridge and is currently working on his PhD at the University of Waterloo in Canada.