Ryan Boyd retires
Posted by Ryan on 11 February 2016, 17:05 GMT
Hello there, dear readers. After considerable deliberation, swaying back and forth, and soul searching, I have decided that the time is right to announce my resignation from the position of news editor here at ticalc.org. I say this with heavy heart because, ultimately, this was not an easy decision for me. The sad reality is that my life has taken many new turns since starting here, and the time that I now have to dedicate to ticalc.org is hardly what it deserves from a news editor.
I love this place. I will always love this place. Having the privilege to serve as news editor here has, quite literally, been a dream come true for me. I grew up reading ticalc.org, following the news, the drama, the good and the bad. I learned to program on TI graphing calculators, and it has served me well for nearly 20 years now. I was inspired to learn and explore by the amazing programs of people like Bill Nagel, Joe Wingbermuhle, Sam Heald, Patrick Davidson, and scores of other brilliant coders. I have been inspired to think and grow as a person by the insight and character of people like Nick Disabato, Michael Vincent, and by so many other people in this community that deserve to be mentioned. I have been, and still am, deeply inspired by the dedication of the current ticalc.org staff, who have been incredible to work with. I honestly cannot imagine a group of people with whom I'd rather share my time and energy, and it is heartbreaking to have to take my leave. If you have not done so recently, make sure to thank them for all that they do.
Many of the characters and names have changed over time but, to my surprise, ticalc.org has remained one of few constant positives in my life. I say with the greatest sincerity and without exaggeration that I am a better person today than I would have been without ticalc.org, and even more so for having been given the opportunity to share my time, thoughts, and words with all of you. I hope that you have enjoyed my time here as much as I have. Perhaps a particular interview motivated you to think about what you'd like to do with your time. Maybe a tangential comment or editorial remark from me had an impact on how you think about an issue. Or, maybe you just enjoyed reading about new program releases. Whatever it is, wherever you go, I would also like to thank you (yes, you!) for giving me your time.
And so, I leave you with my final words as the news editor of ticalc.org:
Keep on coding, keep being awesome, and all hail Travis Evans' Evil Nikkybot Army!