Ryan Clark is a geologist-turned-programmer and one of the founding members of the platform team at Mapbox. His work helps define data-processing, api-building, and day-to-day development workflows across our entire organization.

He also nutures a healthy love/hate relationship with complex systems. When a problem warrants, he is not afraid to build, debug, and maintain large systems spanning deep, tangled webs of libraries and microservices. At the same time, he’s always eager to jump in and tear a system apart when a simpler solution to the problem can be extracted.