Benjamin Geer

Benjamin Geer

Software Developer

About Me

Education
  • PhD in Middle East Studies, 2012

    SOAS, University of London

  • M.A. in Middle East Studies, 2008

    SOAS, University of London

  • B.A. in Arabic, 2006

    Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille I

  • M.A. in French, 1995

    University of Florida

  • B.A. in Liberal Arts, 1991

    Hampshire College

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Senior Software Engineer
2021 – Present Paris
 
 
 
 
 
Software Developer
2014 – 2021 Basel
Lead developer of Knora, Switzerland’s flagship system for editing, storing, searching, and reusing humanities research data.
 
 
 
 
 
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
2012 – 2013 Singapore
 
 
 
 
 
Visiting Assistant Professor and Associate Director
2011 – 2012 Cairo
 
 
 
 
 
Software Architect
2000 – 2005 London
Led a team of 6 to develop Meridian (now Fusion Total Messaging), a Java middleware program used by banks worldwide to connect back-office applications with the SWIFT payments network.
 
 
 
 
 
Software Developer
Think New Ideas
1998 – 1999 New York
Developed a Java-based content management system, including the FreeMarker template engine.