About Me

Generalist programmer with a humanist touch. C, C++, Python, Golang, Java, Scala, C#, JavaScript—or anything else you throw at me. Proficient storyteller. Urban policy and history nerd. Citizen of the Internet.

True Facts About Ryan Young

  • Is a developer for the Open Rails free train simulator whose favorite level is the Pacific Surfliner route from San Diego to San Luis Obispo.
  • Still uses Mozilla Firefox.
  • Once wrote a school newspaper column advocating for the adoption of IPv6 (that still hasn’t happened) by UT Austin.
  • Authored a skeptical essay about self-driving cars that appears in the 4th edition of How to Write Anything by UT creative writing professor John J. Ruszkiewicz. (As a learning and revising exercise! I’m no genius.)
  • Was a one-time freelance reporter for the Austin Monitor.
  • Is followed by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Austin, Texas on Twitter.
  • Was born and raised a Catholic and continues to attend weekly Mass.