Seven Questions with Ryan Mayberry

1. Why are you excited to speak at TEDxWinnipeg?

Winnipeg is an amazing city where innovative thinking and creativity go hand-in-hand. It’s an honour to share the stage with so many smart, talented and inspirational people.

2. What is your idea worth spreading?

I’ve spent my professional life working with the creative community and exploring my own creative outlet of programming and coding. This has helped me realize that the art world and the world of open-source coding could become more blended with some potentially amazing benefits for artists and everyone they inspire.

3. What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I am very proud that both my daughters have adopted my love of comic books and everything Star Wars and Star Trek.

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up I want to be a famous virtual race car driver.

5. How do you want to be remembered?

I want to be remembered for my commitment to enabling artists to protect their rights and for my homemade pizza.

6. What’s the best gift anyone ever gave you?

The best gifts anyone has ever given me are my two daughters. They taught me how to play with dolls and also how to save the environment. Two heroes.

7. What TED Talk do you think everyone should see?

I love the talk by Salvatore Iaconesi, “What happened when I open-sourced my brain cancer.” It’s a great example of the power of open-source collaboration that goes beyond pure technical results and shows that compassion and the human experience can benefit.

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