About Me

Generalist programmer with a humanist touch. C, C++, Java, Python, C#, JavaScript—or anything else you throw at me. Web development, Linux, and data. I enjoy solving problems and easing lives with neat and tidy code.

Proficient storyteller—just take a look at my prose. Urban policy and history nerd, with a progressive edge: transportation, infrastructure, and urban development—that’s my jam. One-time freelance writer for the Austin Monitor.


Sia Slice github.com/YoRyan/sia-slice

A command-line tool to sync a block device to the Sia decentralized storage network, written with Python and asyncio. Intended for redundant, offsite, and low-cost ($1/TB/month!) storage of backups and archives. For more information, see the blog post.

Nuxhash github.com/YoRyan/nuxhash

A Linux client, with headless and desktop versions, for the NiceHash GPU cryptocurrency mining marketplace. Sell the processing power of your Nvidia graphics cards for Bitcoin with ease, backed by a rock-solid operating system. Made with Python and wxWidgets.

Knowledge Seeker atla.pictures

A Frinkiac clone that serves screenshots and GIF’s from Avatar: the Last Airbender, a cartoon series I was once fond of. As with Frinkiac, you can search by the text of the DVD subtitles of each episode. Made with flask. (And don’t tell Viacom, or Netflix.)

(this website) youngryan.com

Let’s get this out of the way: All developers stand on the shoulders of giants! WordPress is my CMS, and the markup is generated by the Underscores skeleton theme. But otherwise, the styling is my own—clean, responsive, and ready for a mobile-first Internet.

On occasion, I also get to play sysadmin. This website rocks a VPS (shout-out to CrownCloud) running Ubuntu Server, LXD, and nginx.


Bachelor of Science and Arts in Computer Science, the University of Texas at Austin. Minor and undergraduate thesis in Urban Studies.

Telogis, Inc. (2016)

Put various company services in Docker containers. Built C# and Node.JS wrappers in Visual Studio to integrate Docker into the QA testing workflow.

UT Austin (2017)

As an undergraduate researcher with the EURECA program, built a RAM simulator with C++11 to verify the performance of various caching strategies. (Grant project sponsored by Huawei.)