Ryan Whitwam

I write nerdy things

Hi there. I'm a freelance science and technology writer based out of Saint Paul, MN. Although, with the magic of the internet, does it really matter where I live? I love science and technology, and writing about it is what I do. Some would say I do it quite well.

I came to the realization that I was destined to be a nerd in the mid 90s. That's when I got my first real computer — a Hewlett-Packard box running an original Pentium CPU that screamed along at 133MHz. Since then, I've been consuming technology at a positively unseemly rate. I'm always toting around some new piece of electronic gear, and I probably have my eye on its eventual replacement.

I currently write for ExtremeTech, Geek.com, PC Mag, Android Police, and Tested.com. In the past, I've been a featured writer for Maximum PC and Business Insider. I'm always looking for new opportunities to write for interesting organizations. My main focus is on smartphones, ARM chip architecture, and mobile technology in general. I have particularly extensive knowledge of Android and the issues surrounding that platform. I review apps and mobile devices often, as well.

Not only do I bring extensive technology knowledge to the table, I was a biotech research scientist for a number of years. I have the experience to cover science in an effective and engaging way. I regularly write about advancements in biology, space/astronomy, chemistry, materials science, and physics. 

Drop me a line if you'd like me to write for you. I love talking about technology with anyone who will listen, so feel free to get in touch even if you don't have work to offer me right now. 


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