Ryan joins us at IC with eight years of experience as a front-end developer. Originally from upstate New York, he first came to our city to attend school at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, earning a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Production. He then left for Washington, D.C. to work as a front-end developer at Home Front Communications, mostly building Drupal websites for non-profits. After three years, Ryan realized how much he missed the food, coffee, culture, and bike trails of Philadelphia. He spent another five years as a senior front-end developer at a local agency, working with clients such as NBC Universal, TJ Maxx, and The American Red Cross to provide accessibility solutions and develop responsive web designs. As he puts it for his mom, he “makes the internets.” He sees usability and accessibility as concepts that go hand in hand, and is excited to increase accessibility through our future projects. When he’s not busy tapping out lines of code, Ryan is training for bike races with the mountain bike team he helps manage. On rest days, he’ll be relaxing with a good cup of coffee or pretending he can still skateboard. Ryan appears to be the quintessential hipster, down to his Polaroid camera collection and flannels, but we forgive him. In fact, you could say the same about most of us here, so we just think he fits in well.