R. Tyler Ballance

R. Tyler Ballance
Meta-Chief Platform Architect, Enterprise Edition, Slide.com


At the age of 22, Tyler is already well known as the lead developer of Slide’s Top Friends application, one of the most popular applications on Facebook and Bebo with millions of daily active users. He also developed several other Slide applications, including Fortune Cookie and Famous Quotes.

Tyler has been developing software professionally since the age of 18, when he founded a Mac software and consulting company named bleep. He dropped out of Texas A&M University, where he studied computer engineering, to satisfy his entrepreneurial spirit. When he’s not writing code, Tyler actively contributes to the open source community and his own blog, the Unethical Blogger. Plus, he has a killer virtual backhand with a Wii Tennis score of over 2300.


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