My name is Ryan Nel, and I'm a developer and security enthusiast living in Durban, South Africa. This is a place for me to examine algorithms, play with new technologies and ramble about beautiful code.


Where I Got Started

I've worked for young and ambitious tech companies, founded my own start-up and collaborated with some amazing people. I've seen a few remarkable successes, and experienced a number of failures along the way.

What I'm Proud Of

I've had the freedom to work on a number of amazing projects with some of the latest and most exciting technologies; whether it's been developing full stack open source applications for global conglomerates or client management systems for growing local brands.

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What I Do Now

I am an HTML5 Developer at Derivco, where I work with and help mentor a team of passionate developers and testers from all over the world on one of the company's newest and fastest-growing mobile web applications.

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The challenges of developing in the rapidly changing mobile space allows me to be constantly learning, whilst Derivco exposes me to my own interest in scalable systems, performance, and big data analysis.