Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer

Software Engineer

I grew up in a small town in Ohio. Starting in 6th grade, I would spend hours after school and weekends at the library on their computers. I became obsessed. I started programming when I was 14. Through my high-school programming classes a passion for development was born. After high-school I studied Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati. While there I worked on internal app development at an insurance company. I did some side work on a website for a local small business, and an Android application for a restaurant. I worked at a Cincinnati based startup developing a data engineering platform before joining Level 12.

Do you deserve a geek badge? Why or why not?

After many seconds of intense research I’ve come to the conclusion of maybe.

What’s your favorite bumper sticker?

“Adults on board, we want to live too.”

What would you do if you didn’t have to work?

Live a nomadic lifestyle in a van along all the rivers.

What do you miss most about being a child?

I enjoy being an adult more but if I have to choose being chauffeured around was nice.

What do you like most about your job? What do you like least?

Most: The level of honesty and the drive for quality.

Least: This question.

What’s one of your favorite websites?

Youtube – Enough said.

What’s your favorite quote?

Between these:

“The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right” – Confucius

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” – Jim Carrey

What’s your goal in life?

Enjoy it and maintain balance.