About Me

Student, Software Engineer, and Virtual Reality Developer in Norman, Oklahoma

Contact Details

Ryan Dobyns
(405) 777-3586
ryandobyns@gmail.com

Education

University of Oklahoma

BS Computer Science Engineering August 2015 - May 2020

Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Engineering at the Gallogly College of Engineering.

Moore Norman Technology Center

PLTW August 2012 - May 2015

Participated in Project Lead The Way courses such as principles of engineering, aerospace engineering, digital electronics, and engineering design and development. Competed in the First Robotics competition 2012-2015.

Work

WellCaddie, LLC

Software Engineer May 2017 - Present

Front and back-end development for enterprise software that analyzes and controls remote oil wells and sensors.

NextThought, LLC

Virtual Reality Developer May 2017 - August 2017

Created a multitude of virtual reality experiences for the Google Cardboard and DayDream. Utilized Unity3D, xCode, android studio, cinema4d

Innovation at the EDGE (OU Libraries)

Virtual Reality Developer August 2016 - July 2017

Gained experience in daily running and management of a makerspace under OU Libraries. Helped develop and launch OVAL. A VR education platform now actively integrated into coursework on three college campuses across the US.

The University of Oklahoma Architecture Library

Student Assistant/ VR Developer November 2015 - May 2018

Facilitated customer interactions in accessing general information and specialized collections of rare literary works. Developed, managed, and implemented a VR workstation installation in the College of Architecture library. Create and fostered for students to explore self-made architectural models in 3D virtual space.

Awards

Outstanding Student Assistant Award

The University of Oklahoma Libraries April 2017

"Congratulations to the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Student Assistant Award, Ryan Dobyns. As a part of the EDGE and Architecture Library, Ryan’s professionalism, technical expertise, inquisitive nature and persistence were essential to the creation of a Virtual Reality workstation in the Architecture Library. Always a highly reliable employee, Ryan has begun splitting his time between the branch library and The EDGE and he has quickly grown into an asset that many throughout our organization and the College of Architecture have grown to rely upon. At a demonstration on January 18th, the enthusiasm from the seven faculty members who experienced VR for the first time was palpable. We have already begun making plans to accommodate a greater demand for this technology, and Ryan is at the heart of these efforts. We appreciate his contributions and continue to look forward to the results of his assistance in innovating pedagogy within the College of Architecture." - OU Libraries

Extra Mile Award

The University of Oklahoma Libraries October 2016

"Ryan Dobyns, student worker that works at both the Architecture Library and the Edge, displayed his technical skills and initiative far beyond our expectations while installing a VR workstation at the Architecture Library." - Matt Stock - OU Fine Arts/ Architecture Librarian

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