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Hi there! I'm Ryan.

I'm interested in bringing things into the world that people love.

I most recently helped found, build, and grow Even to transform the way hourly workers get paid. Before that, I helped design and build early Instagram. I've also mapped the effects of a zoning reform bill, made a best-selling weather app, and created a textbook exchange for college students.

I've recently turned my attention to the built environment. I'm interested in food production, packaging, basic fabrication, and the design and use of physical spaces. I'm a beginner again, and that's exciting. I'm looking for collaborators and mentors to guide me.

In my free time I enjoy bringing people together around food: making bean-to-bar chocolate, fermenting things, doing hydroponics, beekeeping, and sharing delicious meals together. I also love trail running, swimming, cycling: adventures that move me through nature. I hope to be somewhat known in certain circles for leaving this place better than I found it.

If you'd like to talk, send me an email (ryan@ryangomba.com).