Meet Ryan Gasparini. He's a Frontend Developer, Interface Designer, and Software Engineer from Portland, OR.
Mechanical execution, creative thinking
Early in life, Ryan Gasparini had a dream to design automobiles. As a child he made various drawings of cars and trucks on napkins, placemats, and notebooks. In high school, he elected to take classes in manual and computer-aided drafting. His passion and skill for drawing and drafting earned him many regional awards in Mechanical Drawing.
After graduation, he enrolled in university to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Unfortunately, not having any experience in the matter, he failed the shop and material classes. Surprisingly, though, when it came to computer programming, he was a natural. It was ultimately a C programming class that influenced him to change his career path.
Aside from drafting, Ryan spent many afternoons in the high school computer lab. He spent the majority of that time learning how to build a snowboarding page on Geocities. T