Patrick Ryder, Developer in Reno, NV, United States
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Patrick Ryder

Verified Expert  in Engineering

C# Developer

Reno, NV, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 17, 2012

Pat has over a dozen years of experience developing applications on the .NET platform, including having been part of the development team at Microsoft which created the platform itself. He also develops for Windows native API (Win32/COM), he communicates extremely well, and he has worked in teams of all sizes.


PowerDEX, Inc.
Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)...
PHP, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET
Microsoft Corp.
Java, C++, COM, Win32




Preferred Environment

Visual Studio

The most amazing... I've helped create is Visual Basic 1, the stand-alone environment which brought rapid application development to Windows.

Work Experience

Development Lead

2010 - 2011
PowerDEX, Inc.
  • Led a small development team building a Silverlight/SQL-based web portal for car dealerships to manage and evaluate their lead providers.
  • Built web-based dashboards for dealerships to manage all aspects of their online presence.
  • Built ASP.NET/SQL-based websites for local dealerships.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Microsoft Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC

Freelance Web Developer

2000 - 2009
  • Designed and developed websites for local small businesses (real estate, property management, online retail, travel).
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET

Software Design Engineer

1993 - 1999
Microsoft Corp.
  • Designed and implemented the foundation of Windows Forms in the .NET framework.
  • Developed Windows forms engine in Java (Visual J++).
  • Worked on all aspects of the Visual Basic forms package. My main areas of ownership and expertise were ActiveX control (OCX) hosting and creation.
Technologies: Java, C++, COM, Win32
1988 - 1993

Bachelor of Mathematics Degree in Computer Science

University Of Waterloo - Waterloo, Canada




Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe Fireworks, Microsoft Silverlight, Visual Studio, Adobe Photoshop


.NET, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)


Windows Server, Win32, Windows, Linux, WordPress


C#, C++, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), XML, JavaScript, PHP, Java


Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL


Agile Software Development



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