Companies and projects
Over the last years, I've been the CEO and Founder of three companies and one non-profit community.
Treehouse is an online technology school that has taught 600,000+ students how to code. This has empowered students to secure high-paying jobs in tech, creating hundreds of millions of dollars of generational wealth for their families.
Treehouse was acquired in December 2021.
Carsonified hosted conferences and training workshops for thousands of web designers and developers in London, NYC, Miami, Dublin and San Francisco. World class speakers included Mark Zuckerberg, Gary Vaynerchuk, Kevin Rose, Ev Williams and more, culminating in 2,000+ attendees at our London conference.
Carsonified was acquired in 2011.
DropSend was a web app that we created to empower users to send large files. We pioneered storing and sending terabytes of data over the internet, before the genesis of cloud providers like AWS and Azure.
DropSend was acquired in 2008.
By Designers for Designers aka BD4D
BD4D was a global community designed to unite, encourage and inspire web designers and developers.
BD4D events were held in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Paris, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Sydney, NYC, Atlanta, LA and Toronto.
Connect with me
I'm very active on Twitter, occassionally post on Instagram and very occassionally post on LinkedIn.
I've spoken at various conferences and podcasts over the years. Here are a few highlights ...
- Begin with the End in Mind at 99u
- Foundation with Kevin Rose
- This Week in Startups
- Collision Conference
- The Atlantic: The Case for the 32-Hour Workweek
- The Chase Jarvis Show
I was fortunate to experience the genesis of web1 and web2. Everything is pointing to web3 completely changing the world again - there is a Cambrian-like explosion of ideas and innovation. I'm currently exploring ideas related to Blockchain, Crypto, DeFi, DeEd, NFTs and more. Hit me up on @ryancarson if you'd like to chat more about this.