My name is Ryan Resella and I grew up in Santa Clarita, CA. I am currently a Senior Engineer at Upworthy. In 2012 I worked as an Engineer on the Technology Team at Obama for America. Prior to that I worked at Code for America where I was the Technical Lead and a 2011 inaugural fellow. I also worked at the City of Santa Clarita, CA in the Technnology Services Division as a Senior Information Technology Analyst.
I'm very passionate about technology and building things. I do software engineering in Ruby on Rails. In my spare time I do photography as a hobby.
I have two blogs that when I have time I ramble on. One is for my photography and one is for more personal stuff. Check them out!
I've done software engineering in private companies, government, non-profit and politics. I work in Ruby and Ruby on Rails is my preferred framework. These are just a small set of the many projects that I've worked on and built.
I work on a number of open source projects including maintaining many different Ruby gems and various API wrappers such as the Google Civic API.
Check out more of my projects on Github
Photography in my life has changed several times over the years. I've gone from student, hobbyist, amatuer, and semi professional and back. I started in photography when it was still film. I spent many of my college years inside a dark room developing film. I've printed in both black & white and color prints. I took a long break from photography and digital changed my photography world. Now I can spend hours in LightRoom instead of the dark room. Here's a sample of some of my photography work.
See more of my work on Flickr
Checkout Resella Photography, Inc. on Facebook
A bunch of random things about me
A video of me explaining GIS tools
Rails Conference 2014 — You'll Never Believe Which Web Framework Powers Upworthy
Revolution.is On doing things that matter
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