Hey there! I’m Ryan. I like to code, read, cook, sing (in the shower), and laugh. Oh do I love to laugh. I make my home in Seattle, where I spend an inordinate amount of time taking pictures of the world’s sassiest dog.
I’m currently a Product Manager at Code.org, doing my part to bring the opportunity to study Computer Science to every kid. I work on our elementary school programs, the Hour of Code campaign, and on the tools we use to scale out regional professional learning communities for computer science.
Before joining the team at Code.org, I was Program Director at Coding with Kids. I developed curriculum, designed a Summer Camp program, managed operations, and grew the team and programs by over 50%. From 2011 to 2014, I worked at Microsoft as a Program Manager on the Microsoft Office Core Experiences Team. We built the shared platform that application teams used to build their apps, and developed design patterns to help all our partners build a family of productivity apps that will knock your socks off. After a few years years, I decided to leave Microsoft and do my part to help bring computer science education to every student.
Before Microsoft, I studied Computer Science at Georgia Tech. While I was there, I was involved in a lot of activities outside the classroom. I was involved in admissions programs, student government, and mentoring.
Want to get me talking? Ask me about the ethics of technology; data science and visualization; artificial intelligence and machine learning; the US Census; redistricting; or education policy.