Make all the things! Ryan Kopf's many projects range from technology to entertainment. This overview features Ryan's current and upcoming work.

Convention Planning

Ryan Kopf's group has built some of the largest community events in the Midwest. These anime conventions bring together a community of thousands of fans in celebration collective fandom. builds a community for thousands of young people who often otherwise have nothing interesting to do. Our success comes from a passion for our customer and our field, and our focus on building technology that greatly simplifies planning and management.

Software Engineering Iowa Web Magic

With over 20 years of programming experience, Ryan's company Iowa Web Magic, formerly Chrono Online, develops numerous software projects. For starters, Ryan has built a powerful event ticket sales software platform Tixily, a anime dating website MaiOtaku, the world's best convention listings site UpcomingCons, a browser-extension language learning app Word Sponge, and more. Chrono Online dba Iowa Web Magic has built over 100 websites for paying clients. Ryan has expert knowledge in SEO, design, CSS, HTML, Ruby on Rails, Rust, TypeScript, PHP, Regular Expressions, InnoDB, MariaDB, and more.

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Convention Photography UpcomingCons has provided cosplayers with tens of thousands of pictures from anime and comic conventions around the country. Using a Nikon D5200 and 1.8 aperture lens, helps to preserve memories and costumes for an eternity. UpcomingCons documents conventions and memories for people who love anime and conventions. Photography can bring people together and create never-ending memories and preserve happy moments forever.

Contributions Open Source Contributions

Ryan Kopf has been a long-time advocate for open source and free software. Contributions include work on Geokit, acts_as_indexed, askcommand, and railsgrep. More than a decade ago, when attending the University of Iowa, Ryan worked in Sun Microsystem's campus ambassador program to evangelize open source software professionally, and promoted open source software as the Technology Director for the University of Iowa's Student Government. Ryan encourages people to use Open Source software, and thinks more people should learn how to use the LibreOffice office suite and the Linux operating system.

Communication Management

Ryan has built awesome software that connects communities with bulk SMS communication, and web databases. This software enables companies to communicate with their costumers and people to communicate with each other. This powerful software helps real people connect with each other and receive important notifications.

3D Stereolithography

Ryan has been building 3D printing technology using stereolithography techniques. This includes advanced liquid resin 3D printing and stereolithographic technology including the use of DLP projection and laser equipment.

Anime Convention in Chicago

Ryan's largest project is organizing an annual anime convention held in Chicago, called Anime Midwest, which brings together well over 10,000 different people for a three day weekend experience celebrating anime and Japanese arts and culture. Organizing an event on this scale requires a full time effort that includes arranging vendor spaces, getting artworks for program guides and badges, working on convention schedules, and networking with industry professionals. This convention is known for bringing smiles to thousands of faces over the weekend, and is known for being one of the most fun and best organized events in Chicago.