Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater

Date: Aug. 20, 2013 Time: 7-9pm Located at: McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland
Who is this for: 21+ (or minor with adult) Cost: $5 suggested donation

Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater

Life-Hacking with Technology and Naive Optimism
with Ryan Carson, Co-Founder of Treehouse

Ryan will share how he's used very simple techniques to create a life where he ...

1. Lived in a foreign country for 12 years
2. Built a powerful world-wide network of friends and contacts
3. Leads a company that has ...
    $6m yearly revenue (growing at +300% per year)
    No formal management structure
4. Works a 4-day week from 9am - 6pm
5. Works from home
6. Landed $12m in investment
7. Started two business that were successfully built and sold for over $3m

Ryan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Treehouse, an online technology school that teaches you how to code, how to start a business, how to make websites, iPhone/iPad apps and Android apps. Previously Ryan founded Carsonified (acquired 2011) and DropSend (acquired 2008).

Ryan was born in 1977 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2000 with a degree in Computer Science. He then moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a bit of adventure and fun and ended up meeting Gillian, getting married and having two wonderful boys. He and his family now live in Portland Oregon. Feel free to follow him at @ryancarson or read his blog at

You can see interviews of Ryan on:
Foundation with Kevin Rose
This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis
Founders Talk 

Science Pub-Mission Theater is a monthly event open to anyone aged 21+ (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!
$5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!
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