Engineer / Software Developer


Ben is an independent consultant from Philadelphia whose company, ScopeLift, delivers mobile development expertise with a data driven, business focused approach. Trained as an Aerospace Engineer, he has been developing software professionally for ten years, including at Boeing and for DARPA funded research programs. He loves exploring and fine-tuning software architectures and has a secret, slightly impractical love for learning about low level computing.


Compilers Aren’t Magic, So Let’s Build One In Swift

As developers, we use compilers every day, but did you ever wonder how they work, or if you can create your own? Together, we’ll demystify things by stepping through the implementation of a compiler for a BASIC-like language — and we’ll do it in Swift!

Note: This talk is accessible to developers at all levels.

Listen to Ben DiFrancesco on Roundabout: Creative Chaos

Episode 58 – Ben DiFrancesco

Roundabout: Creative Chaos focuses on many different topics. However, the heart of the show is creativity. We enjoy the personal stories our guests share about themselves and their careers. Our hope is that we can help our listeners gain the confidence and insight they need in order to achieve their own personal goals.