What did the 0 say to the 8? Nice Belt

Never let reality get in the way of a perfectly good theory.

- Bill Jetzer

Who is Benjamin Barlow?

I am Benjamin Barlow, a multi-faceted Business Analyst living in Madison, Wisconsin. I have a wide variety of skills and hobbies that range from photography to web development. The favorite pastime has been (and probably always will be) theatre. For the four (and a half) years I spent studying Mathematics at UW-Platteville, I participated in 20 productions. Almost one production every 80 days for 54 straight months.

After graduating in December 2010, I moved out to Washington, DC to look for a career and to spend time with my two older sisters. It didn’t take too long to be offered a position as a Quality Assurance Analyst, but it did take them a month after the offer to let me know that they eliminated the need for the position. With not enjoying the concrete jungle of the east coast metropolis, I started to apply for jobs back in Wisconsin.

Shortly after that, I was offered and accepted a Business Analyst position with Logistics Health Inc. (LHI) in La Crosse. It was an amazing opportunity and a terrific learning experience. Before this, I had been very intimidated by software development. My dad, a developer, did nothing to help this as he talked very abstractly about technology and how software works. After a few weeks at LHI however, I started to embrace a fascination in coding. I learned HTML/CSS/SQL/JavaScript while in La Crosse. This website was coded from the ground up given a boilerplate CSS file and stripped down WordPress php files. It is one of my favorite accomplishments.

I moved to Madison in April 2013 and have fallen in love with the city. There is no better city in my mind! The sophisticated culture in such a small footprint is by far the most appealing aspect. And in mid-summer 2014, I accepted a position as a Business Analyst with SVA Consulting. I could not have possibly hoped for a better opportunity in an industry that suits me so very well.

My photography can be found in the below articles.

Madison Shakespeare Company will get blitzed for the Bard published in The Cap Times

What Strollers Theatre’s ‘Amadeus’ has to say about the late genius published in Madison Magazine

Shakespeare draws out-of-town talent for ‘As You Like It’ published in Madison Magazine

Five choreographers contribute to ‘Anger Dance’ published in Madison Magazine

Left of Left Center doubles down on ‘Beta Blockers: The Refill’ published in Madison Magazine

Troupe tackles tricky play with “Spirits” published in Madison Magazine

Madison Shakespeare Company embarks on first full-length comedy published in the Wisconsin State Journal

Seven summer theater performances not to be missed published in the Wisconsin State Journal

Theatrical love challenges the classic love story published in the Wisconsin State Journal

A timely statement published in the Isthmus

Moveable Shakespeare published in the Isthmus