Today we are talking to Ryan, the CTO and Co-Founder of Formidable. And we discuss the differences between the CTO role at a consultancy and at a product-led company. How you can use open source to advance business outcomes, and why the problems you focus on solving should have the greatest multiplier effect.
All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
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Ryan Roemer is the CTO and co-founder of Formidable. He architects full-stack web applications, backend services and APIs, and highly available cloud infrastructures. Ryan leads development groups from small startups all the way up to Fortune 500 engineering teams. He advises clients on issues ranging from technology evaluation and engineering organizational structures to successfully leveraging open source software. Prior to Formidable, Ryan’s work has explored most levels of the modern application stack, including backend services enhancements for Microsoft Azure’s Cloud Computing/Storage platform, wrangling large-scale data mining at IP Street, and directing development from scratch on a new language learning product at Curiosity Media. Outside of engineering, Ryan enjoys trail running, cycling, triathlons, and Type II Fun in general. He is a registered patent attorney (inactive), and although he keeps a close eye on open source legal issues, it has been a long time since he has put on his lawyer hat. Ryan holds degrees from Stanford, UCLA, and UC San Diego.
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