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Ryan is a recovering software developer and self-taught event marketer. He leads influencer programs for IBM Global Conferences and Events - driving earned media, event innovation and community engagement for large customer events. Ryan has held several transformational roles at IBM, including global social media strategist, community manager, technical evangelist, software engineer, open source release manager and chief programmer. He is an accomplished inventor with over a dozen software patents related to user interfaces and web software. Ryan regularly speaks and podcasts about the intersection of technology and society, the creepy vs magic continuum, the new digital family lifestyle, geek culture and sometimes zombies. He is a passionate event organizer and co-founder of NC community building events, such as Triangle Tweetup, Ignite Raleigh, and Instawalk Raleigh. Ryan is a proud NC native, Wolfpack alumni and #NCbeer connoisseur. You can connect with him online everywhere as @theRab.