Hello! My name is Ryan Meier. I am an open source web developer. I’m also an avid runner and participate in many local races of the Chicago suburbs.
I am a Software Engineer at WPEngine. I had also spent many-a-year as a GIS developer working with ArcGIS Server and ASP.NET.
In 2009 I discovered WordPress while looking to create a website to display photos from previous fishing trips. After looking at multiple content management systems, WordPress was the easiest to setup and modify.
Since then, WordPress has grown from a hobby to a career. A lot of my time on WordPress now is solving problems and digging into core source code to find out how it all works.
Over the last few years I have grown frustrated with WordPress and wanted to try focus on more object-oriented php frameworks as an investment in my career. This has lead me to start learning Laravel and a better understanding for programming and open sources tools.
Running is my other passion. I started running during my last year of college to deal with the stress of my classes. Ten years later and I am still running frequently and occasionally running in local races.