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

December 15, '22
A few years ago I ordered my first Raspberry Pi and a short while later I ordered the official touch screen to go with it. It didn't take long before I was trying to come up with ideas for installing the screen into my car or, in this case, a picture frame.  The idea seemed pretty simple. Take a Raspberry Pi 3 B+, mount into to the back of the touchscreen display, and make a frame to go around it with a nice photo mat to finish off the whole project. I was so sure that the project wouldn't run into any problems I made promises to my mom and girlfriend that they would get one of these frames soon... Read More