Game Control

Benjamin Juang
Ben is a full-stack software engineer at He graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from UIUC in 2008 and has been returning to UIUC annually to run PuzzleBang. Other side hobbies include consuming fantasy / science fiction, napping, and trying to teach his two cats new tricks. He can be found on the Twitters at @benjuang. And there's a tiny bit of public code on github account.

David Tan
David (also known as Dan) aka QA ninja, plys his trade at Instructure. Running around, breaking all the things he touches, while still writing his legion of automation bots to do his work for him so he can play with his 3D printer. In his spare time he goes to hackathons because testers are coders also!!

Guest Puzzle Writers

Tana Wattanawaroon
Tana is a CS graduate student at UIUC. After participating in a few PuzzleBangs, he wanted to know what it's like on the other side. He likes to see his students suffersucceed when is a CS374 TA.


IMO is a rapidly growing, close-knit organization of >200 people – where every position has significant impact. Our mission is to provide innovative and intelligent medical informatics tools that enable caregivers and patients to improve decision-making and efficiency, to realize better health care while providing the performance, and reward mechanisms for career opportunities and personal growth of IMO employees. Our software and terminology products are used in 4,500+ hospitals and by 450,000+ physicians.

PuzzleBang would like to additionally thank

A heartfelt thanks to everyone that helps run (/ manage / organize / herd) the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery at the University of Illinois (ACM@UIUC). Without them, we wouldn't have the Reflections | Projections conference, and without the conference, there likely wouldn't be a PuzzleBang.

Last, but not least...

All of you! PuzzleBang would be meaningless without you lovely folks who come bash your heads against our puzzles. We love each and every one of you and want you to have fun, so please, let us know if you think you're not being challenged enough! (Or you're being challenged too much!)


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