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Ryan, ArtMoi’s founder, was fortunate to be chosen to present his “idea worth spreading” at the 2017 TEDxWinnipeg event on June 6th. Below is a short Q&A with Ryan from the TEDxWinnipeg blog to give you a little insight to his presentation and personality.

And no need to be upset thinking you’re being left out of all the fun, you can join us on June 6th via live stream here! The first speaker goes live at 8:30 AM CDT (UTC-5).

The original blog post about Ryan by TEDxWinnipeg can be seen here.

Ryan Mayberry is a first generation Canadian, born and raised in Winnipeg. He finds that the long winters give him plenty of time to develop his own nerdy creativity as a coder and a developer – “don’t underestimate the power of hibernation.” Ryan will be speaking about the connections between art and coding at TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. We asked him seven questions to get to know Ryan a bit better.

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.

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.

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.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

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

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.

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.

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.