Ryan makes great things and has played many roles over the years:
Senior-level Rails developer, coding with it since the 1.x days; built dozens of production-ready sites for clients of all sizes. Design patterns wonk.
Senior-level iOS developer. Started when the SDK was first announced.
Extensive scaling and ops experience on all sorts of infrastructures, from bare metal to Heroku, AWS, and more.
In '03, he co-founded Draconis Software, a software consulting company building iOS and web apps for startups, blue chips, and government research organizations.
After 9 years in consulting, he became the Platform team lead at SCVNGR/LevelUp, where he wrote code and grew the team of Rails engineers.
Currently, Ryan is the CTO and co-founder at PlateJoy.com.
In the little spare time he has, he's a volunteer construction supervisor for Habitat for Humanity where he builds homes for low-income families.
Ryan lives near Boston, MA.