Hi, I'm Ryan Williams, a web developer from Portland, OR.
I've been building web applications for over 12 years, for companies in Portland and many of my own apps. I'm constantly tinkering with new web technologies, platforms and services to develop
innovative products. TechCrunch even referred to me as
Want to get in touch? You can find me as @ryanwi on twitter or email me at email@example.com. You can also check out my blog, Web Things Considered.
Are you in
Portland Boulder? Drop me a line and let's grab coffee.
Maybe you've seen one and I'd love to hear what you think about these.
Track the most popular places in a city near you. Used Google App Engine (Python), Django, Yahoo! GeoPlanet, Foursquare API, Twitter API, Google Maps API, jQuery.
Energizing early stage startups. What does your venture need? Have you listed your venture yet? VentureMash is built on Drupal and
launched in 2009.
LazyTweet (Sold in 2010)
Not everybody has thousands of followers, so LazyTweet was created to give everybody a chance to get their burning questions answered. Call it
social search, call it a q&a site, it doesn't matter. What matters is finding an answer to your question. LazyTweet was launched in 2008
and is built on the Google App Engine platform (python) and jQuery on the front-end.
Local Signal is a city-based feed aggregrator, built with PHP/MySQL. With over 50 cities currently available, Local Signal was created to have a single site to visit
to keep track of the latest news, events, and social media (blog posts, social bookmarks, pictures, videos, etc.). The core feed engine primarily parses RSS but is flexible enough
to work easily with custom formats found in various public web APIs. Other features include dynamic content display (utilizing YUI library) and click tracking to
monitor popular content (using unobtrusive AJAX callbacks).
Web 2.0 Innovation Map
I developed this Google Maps mashup to highlight the explosion of new internet applications generally considered to be Web 2.0.
This application was extremely popular, meriting mention by hundreds of bloggers including Tim O'Reilly
and also making both the Digg home page and del.icio.us/popular.
Technologies and techniques used for development included ASP.NET, XML, .NET XML classes, AJAX, the Google Maps API, and the Yahoo Geocoding API
NetworthIQ (acquired by Strands in 2008)
Co-founder and lead developer for this innovative social personal finance website launched in July 2005. NetworthIQ was built on ASP.NET/MySQL
NetworthIQ grew to over 19,000 registered users and has been included in The Wall Street Journal,
The New York Times,
Dallas Morning News,
Boston Globe, and was included in many "Top Web 2.0" lists.
By day, I'm a software engineer building applications in .NET (C#). But, I consider myself to be a pragmatic developer and enjoy discovering
new web technologies. I've developed apps in ASP.NET (MVC and WebForms), WCF, Ruby (Rails and Sinatra), PHP (custom and Drupal), App Engine (Python), Java, and even