Ben has been using DevOps methods since before it became an official term. He was hooked from the moment he realized how configuration management and virtual systems control could be used to give more people access to make the changes they needed to when they needed to without breaking things.
Among his DevOps milestones, Ben counts introducing Puppet at BBC Worldwide. He did that while working in the role of Web Operations Specialist, and before becoming Senior Web Operations Engineer at Immediate Media. Terraform, Octopus Deploy and Vagrant were just some of the automation tools he introduced to the large magazine publishing websites the company developed.