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

September 26, '20
In Part 1 I took some time and talked about what lead to me programming a financial calendar. In today's post, I plan to talk about some of the functions and why I still use it today although some alternatives exist.  The concept was really simple, create a calendar that allowed for transactions to be added and account balances to be tracked. I had two bank accounts, a credit card account, and a savings account. The software uses the transactions in the database to calculate the running total of each account that it is tracking and then goes day-by-day displaying the transactions for that day as well as the updated account balances... Read More