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Benjamin Oakes

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Hi, I'm Ben Oakes and this is my geek blog. Currently, I'm a Ruby/JavaScript Developer at Liaison. Previously, I was a Developer at Continuity and Hedgeye, a Research Assistant in the Early Social Cognition Lab at Yale University and a student at the University of Iowa. I also organize, ICRuby, OpenHack Iowa City, and previously organized NewHaven.rb. I have an amazing wife named Danielle Oakes.

Styrofoam Alternative: Mushroom Packaging

by Ben

Americans may not think much about what goes into the plastic packaging material they take for granted in everyday products. Most modern packaging materials are made from polystyrene and other synthetics that are not only made from petroleum, but also take a lot of energy to make.