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 product developer at Copyblogger Media. I had spent many-a-year as a GIS developer working with ArcGIS Server and ASP.NET.
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.
Running is my other passion. I started running during my last year of college to deal with the stress of my classes. This was a light hobby of mine until I joined the Fox River Trail Runners in St. Charles, Illinois. Running with a great group of good runners pushed my to sign up for my first marathon.