Ryan T Walton


Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania I relocated to northern New Jersey after graduating from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2006. I must have done something right because in early 2007 I was hired into NJIT's University Web Services. I have had the chance earn my master's degree (2012) and travel to a number of conferences including SunGard Summit, DrupalCon, and HighEdWeb.

I have been dabbling in a few projects. I have been using using Rasbperry Pis to do everything from hosting mini web servers for data collection to working on a digital photo frame with internet management. Recently, I picked up a Cricut cutting system and have been working on improving my homemade greeting card game. With the opening of NJIT's Makerpsace I have had a chance to be trained for 3D printing and C02 laser cutting/engraving and most recently particpated in an introduction to CNC milling.

Besides the conferences, scattered around the US, I've also done some international travel. My trips have included Berlin, Bruges, Brussels, Budapest, Dublin, London, Medellin, Potsdam, and Vienna. Each city has given me a chance to experience different aspects of history and culture. If you find yourself heading to Europe I highly recommend checking out Sandeman's walking tours. I have done them in many cities, some more than once.

Latest blog entry
CNC in the Makerspace
July 9, '19
One of the developments at NJIT that I have been the most excited about was the opening of the NJIT Makerspace. While it's cool that it's filled with things like 3D printers, laser cutters, metal working tools, hand tools, and even a waterjet, the best part is that it's open to students, faculty, and staff once they've gone through some introductory training.  NJIT's Haas Mini-Mill #2 and VF-4 CNC mills. The first training session takes less than an hour and while it only gives you access to the hand tools, it opens the doors of opportunity or to be more accurate, the swing barriers...


Please excuse the mess.

My website had become pretty static, not changing much since 2010 and it seemed to be a good time for a refresh. 2010 was right on the cusp of when responsive web design was really a thing and before tools were so easily available to assist developers and designers. While I do not regret designing my previous sites from scratch, new design frameworks are a great help and I will be rebuilding this site using Bootstrap.

I think it's important to note that while I rebuild my site, some things will change location and some things will be removed completely. For example, although I hope to feature some of my photography on this site, I do not intend to bring back any of the writing I had hanging around from high school or the blog that I had stopped updating.

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