Hi there! My name is Sargon Benjamin. I’m a software engineer by day, aspiring fitness freak by other times in the day, and this is my website. I live in the California Bay Area, have a spanish flamenco guitar that needs my attention, and I like my Assyrian heritage. (And gettin’ caught in the mud of Spartan races.)

…or something like this:

This site hosts my musings on software, test automation, and some things fitness related. Software quality has many parallels with the world of obstacle course racing (uphill battles, muddy, challenges, grit).

I host a courseware web app for learning how to become a proficient test automation engineer. You can learn more at prephire.com

Have fun and feel free to reach out!


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