Ryland Goldman

Investor, programmer, entrepreneur, mathematician, high-schooler, and Apple fan.

 

Introduction

I am Ryland Goldman, a sophmore at Los Gatos High School and a student at Mission College. I am interested in mathematics, computer science, and natural sciences. My hobbies include investing and watching Apple Keynote presentations.

Computer Science

I code in many different languages, particularly web development and iOS apps. This includes PHP, Javascript, and Swift, as well as HTML, CSS, and MySQL, despite these not being turing-complete languages. I have also made several projects using Arduino-based boards (C) and Python scripts. I can easily operate Unix-based (macOS and Linux) terminals, such as bash and z-shell.

Skills

I play four instruments: flute, trumpet, mellophone, and alto saxophone. I am in the marching band at LGHS. I really like investing and I founded the LGHS Stock Market Club. I also enjoy helping people with computer problems, particularly on Apple Communities and Stack Overflow.

Education

Los Gatos High School (Los Gatos, CA) - Class of 2024

  • Current GPA 4.1429
  • Taking AP and honors classes including trigonometry & precalculus
  • Founder and President of Stock Market Club

Mission College (Santa Clara, CA) - Class of 2023

  • Current GPA 4.00
  • Pursuing A.S. in computer information systems
  • Enrolled in CIS classes such as assembly language and Java

Raymond J. Fisher Middle School (Los Gatos, CA) - Class of 2020

  • 3.94 GPA with Algebra 1 and advanced Geometry classes
  • Three-year member of RJFMS coding club
  • Selected for advanced and jazz bands by audition (7th & 8th)

Work Experience

8 Bit Electronics (Co-Founder, CFO, COO) - June 2019 to Present

  • 8 Bit Electronics produces and designs do-it-yourself phone and computer kits to teach people how to engineer and develop workable devices.
  • I'm currently programming the kernel and OS for 8BC, an 8-bit computer kit that is based on the Apple IIc.
  • I led software development for the Phone by Mako, a wooden build-your own 2G cell phone.

Ryland's Restaurant - August 2012 to June 2019

  • Ryland’s Restaurant was a popup bakery offering homemade scones, biscotti, muffins, and more, while donating half of the proceeds to a nearby elementary school’s library and technology departments.
  • It generated ~$8,000 in revenue over seven years, donating nearly $3,000 to Daves Avenue Elementary School.
  • Featured on NBC Bay Area Proud, as well as Good Morning America and Grub Street.

Volunteer Experience

I was an assistant at the CoderSchool’s 2019 summer program in Campbell, CA. I helped at a camp where kids where taught how to code in Python. I volunteered weekly at the House of Hope Food Pantry at Calvary Church, Los Gatos, CA during middle school. I was also a member of Silicon Valley Serve, a community service group for middle- and high-schoolers.

Awards

  • Los Gatos High School - 2021 World Language Award - Spanish
  • 8 Bit Electronics - 2nd Place - 2019 Santa Clara Children’s Business Fair - Best Business Potential
  • RJ Fisher Middle School - 2020 Honorable Mention - 8th Grade Science Department Award
  • Ryland’s Restaurant - 2020 Certificate of Appreciation - Los Gatos Union School District Board