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Speaker Spotlight – Ryan Shrum

Ryan Shrum is originally from Holland, Michigan and ended up in Charleston by way of Indianapolis where he spent his college years. During his time at the University of Indianapolis he was an active student athlete (swimming), and a committed member of the Indianapolis Student Art Association. He later graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication Design.

In his current position with BoomTown, Ryan functions as an experience-centric front-end developer. Whether it’s writing DRY/pattern-based code, creating an intuitive user experience, or planning a tremendous author experience (AX) in CMS implementation, mindfulness of the user is at the core of Ryan’s efforts. He has worked successfully with clients in various markets, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 200 companies.

Causes dear to Ryan’s heart include Human Rights, Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, the Environment, and Science & Technology. In his spare time, he leads the Charleston Hurling Club, participates in many area technology events, enjoys traveling, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.

Other Information

This Spring, at Syntax Code & Craft Convention Ryan Shrum will expound on the virtues of Craft CMS during his provocatively titled session – She’s Craft-y, and She’s Just My Type.

SyntaxCon brings together over thirty-five talented developers from around the country who will share road-tested insights.

This year’s schedule provides content across 4 main tracks, each with a specific focus:

  • Front-End Development
  • Back-End Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Platforms (cloud-hosted services, gaming, content management systems, etc.)

Attendees can customize their personal agenda by choosing sessions with an aim to improve their craft, fulfill goals, and learn cutting edge trends and best practices in a relatively short time.

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