About Ryan Gordon on the World Wide Web
Ryan Gordon on the WWW was created for me to contribute to the blogging community and for those whom are interested, provide information about myself, my experiences, and projects I collaborate in.
I am a type 1C person
“You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself. While you have some personality weaknesses you are generally able to compensate for them. You have considerable unused capacity that you have not turned to your advantage. Disciplined and self-controlled on the outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure on the inside. At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing. You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations. You also pride yourself as an independent thinker; and do not accept others’ statements without satisfactory proof. But you have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. At times you are extroverted, affable, and sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, and reserved. Some of your aspirations tend to be rather unrealistic.”
This year my life was directed towards school and development of my Kinect door detection/pathway planning algorithm. My friend and I also invested in a DIY CNC and have been teaching ourselves everything to do with CNC machining and circuit board tracing.
This year started with continuing with my school’s robotics club, where we ended up building a robot that plays soccer for the FIRST competition. I am now attending San Jose State University for a degree in Computer Engineering and now mentor my HS’s Robotics club. In late 2010, I resigned from the MyBB team, as lead developer, to pursue different endeavors.
This year starts with joining my school’s robotics club, where we ended up creating a very competent robot for the FIRST competition. For those whom are interested, there is a video on YouTube of it running it’s first ever test at NASA at 4:00 AM in the morning the day it was due to ship off. I was responsible for all of the programming of the robot, but I also lent a hand to our electrical and engineering teams. In addition, I am now Lead Developer of a open source product called MyBulletinBoard.
I am now a prominent developer of MyBB. In my experience I’ve been able to learn many things, improve my current skills, social and programming wise, and work with IT Professionals. You realize over time that there are some things that school simply cannot teach you. Working in reality gives you the whole picture and prepares you for the real world. As time goes on, challenges I face seem more like a breeze.
I find myself a member of the MyBB Team and an active supporter of MyBB as a plugin creator. I’ve released several plugins for MyBB. Some of them area Quick Edit, Private Message Admin, and MyBB eCellular. I started out as an official wiki manager of MyBB. My basic job was to add content to the wiki and keep it up-to-date. Now I am in charge of fixing bugs and as any developer I can add commits to the SVN, add features, etc.
I am a computer fanatic, and more particularly a fanatic of programming. I found my home with a online discussion software called MyBulletinBoard (aka MyBB for short) while looking for free hosts. Its current version was Preview Release 2 (PR2). MyBB came with everything – Admin CP, Plugins, Theme / Template Manager, Inline Moderation, etc. Having some knowledge of the PHP Programming Language and MySQL, I took a look at the code of MyBB. At the time I was no more adept or experienced with programming then those of you whom are probably reading this. As time went on, I was able to greatly expand my knownledge.