This month we’re pleased to welcome yet another awesome person to the UserVoice family. Tyler Smith is joining us as our latest developer…a fact all the more impressive considering he’s just barely old enough to drink!

Tyler was born and grew up in Wichita, Kansas.  When he was about 10 or so he got an old laptop that had Macromedia Flash installed on it, and after giving up on learning animation (after about a week) he started to try and build Flash games.  Eventually, Tyler says, that led to building websites in Flash, and then PHP. After that, Tyler says he “was hooked on programming and started learned every language I could, eventually finding Ruby, which instantly became my favorite”.

Tyler previously worked at Cisco Systems developing for the opensource project OpenStack. He’s excited about working here because: “UserVoice is a pioneer in user-facing SaaS.  I remember seeing the Feedback tab on the Railscasts site the day Ryan Bates added it and thought it was the coolest thing ever.”

In his spare time Tyler mostly likes to program (surprise).  If he’s not programming, he is reading (mostly about math and physics, despite claiming to be awful at them) or playing disc golf.

Tyler is new to San Francisco, which means he is excruciatingly aware of the weirdness that we take for granted each day.

Welcome, Tyler – we’re looking forward to your contributions!

-Evan Hamilton
Head of Community, UserVoice