You can find Ryan on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series.
Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress?
Before WordPress, I worked as a System Administrator for a health care network. It was a Microsoft world *shudder* in a big corporation and while I didn’t hate what I did for work, I didn’t particularly love it either and started playing with some open source software in my spare time.
A friend asked me to build him a website and I stumbled onto WordPress. I knew enough PHP to be dangerous and was really familiar with server stacks, so I put something together that he was really happy with.
That little project turned into many, and then I started to notice a pattern. The same people who I built websites for kept coming back and asking for help over and over again, and their requests were all pretty