As the community manager for Project Zero, Ryan is immersed in the intersecting worlds of Agile software, social media, web application developers and open communities. Ryan Boyles is a software developer in IBM Application Integration Middleware Software where he seeks daily opportunities to help simplify the development of situational applications. Project Zero is the community driving commercial development of IBM WebSphere sMash with continuous feedback and open development. He fosters collaboration using social software to break down barriers with the understanding that Web2.0 is about people, disruption and amplified serendipity; not technology. Ryan is obsessed with mobile and declarative living, and the impact of the social web on business, society, and everyday life. Ryan has been developing web applications and user interfaces throughout his 12 years at IBM. He spent 9 years in Tivoli Software working as Chief Programmer and Development Lead on systems management products for event management and monitoring of distributed networks. Ryan started blogging back in 2000ish, but mostly twitters now. Ryan is one of the founding organizers of Triangle Tweetup and most recently organized the Raleigh Twestival to benefit Charity:Water. Ryan Boyles has a B.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. He works at IBM’s Research Triangle Park Laboratory in North Carolina and is an accomplished IBM Inventor with over a dozen patents. Follow Ryan on Twitter @theRab
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