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Ryan Stringham: 20 in Their 20s

Congratulations to Ryan Stringham, front end architect at Lucid Software. He has been selected as one of the 2017 20 in Their 20s honorees.

In the summer of 2012, Ryan Stringham became Lucid Software’s first engineering intern. Today, he is the front end architect on a team of nearly 60 engineers. In this role, Stringham has led many ambitious projects for the company, including redesigning the LucidChart editor using Angular 2 – a project that then saw him invited to speak at the keynotes of ng-conf in Salt Lake City and AngularConnect in London.

Stringham and the teams he’s led have twice won Lucid Software’s annual 48-hour hackathoms, including this past summer when he and his team converted 600,000 lines of JavaScript into TypeScript – an undertaking that Stringham says even Lucid Software’s CTO was highly doubtful could work. But, Stringham says, he has always been drawn to challenges.

“I seek to be ambitious in my endeavors. When I was in college, I took aggressive class loads in order to get a double major in four years,” he says. “In my professional career I have sought out challenging problems and looked for impactful projects. … Find opportunities to take initiative and ownership. Don’t wait to be asked to identify and solve hard problems. Work together with your team to find the best solutions for problems. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”


“I enjoy solving Rubik’s cube-like puzzles and occasionally play video games like The Legend of Zelda.