About

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.

Work

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.

WordPress

About four years ago 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.

Laravel

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

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.

Links

You can find me on twitter or github.