Ryan Kopf's Blog

Sustainability Matters To Me and AnimeCon.orgJun 9, 23 3am

Talking about sustainability can mean so many things today. It could refer to recycling, turning off unneeded lighting, or capping the greenhouse gas emissions of large corporations. At AnimeCon.org, we take sustainability seriously and believe that every little bit counts.

Can A Programming Language Save The WorldJun 2, 23 3am

I started today with an interesting question: can a programming language save the world. Well, yes, programming itself can certain do amazing things in the world. Computer programs are already being used to detect cancer and cure diseases.

Amazing Food In JapanMay 26, 23 3am

Anime fans around the world think about visiting Japan someday. Anime fans around the world are often drawn to Japan not only for the famous sites found in anime but also for the amazing food culture. Japan has a rich culinary tradition, and its unique cuisine is enjoyed by people all over the world.

Presidential UpdatesMay 19, 23 3am

I'm thrilled about the upcoming AniMinneapolis. We have some of my favorite people coming as guests; people who have been in the anime industry for decades, supporting it for the love of fans around the world.

Good User Experience MattersMay 12, 23 3am

I think good user experience is essential when building things, whether it be software or anime conventions. User experience (UX) is a term that has become increasingly important in recent years. It refers to the way in which a user interacts with a product or service, and encompasses everything from the design of the user interface to the way in which the product is marketed.

It's the 25th Anniversary of My Favorite AnimeMay 5, 23 3am

It's the 25th anniversary of my favorite anime and I just wanted to take a moment to geek out about Trigun with you. It's such a beautiful story, and there's a new version that just came out. *Warning Spoilers* Trigun follows the legendary "Vash the Stampede" - a wanted fugitive for allegedly blowing up a city.

How To Found An Amazing CompanyApr 28, 23 3am

I founded AnimeCon.org quite by accident. We were going to go to a small little anime convention and pass out flyers for this one-time event we were planning. But that convention was canceled and we decided to host our own mini con in its place.

An Update from the President of AnimeApr 21, 23 3am

I am disappointed in the State of Iowa, my home state, for what they are doing to the trans community. Once upon a time the State of Iowa was considered top in the nation for its education system. Students from Iowa were the best and the brightest in the country.

Will AI Replace Animators in JapanApr 7, 23 3am

The rise of artificial intelligence has been crazy over the last couple of months, now punctuated with the release of something called ChatGPT. The use of AI in everything from copywriting to preventing spam to building new businesses.

Can a browser extension help you learn a language?Apr 2, 23 5am

Hey fellow nerds. Have you ever wanted to learn a new language - like the Japanese you see in anime. I've invented an interesting new way to learn a language. It's called Sponge and it's a browser extension that helps you learn a language by replacing words as you browse with words from the new language.
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