whiteshirt-square-bwRic is one of the founders of Coin Academy. In his day to day role, he curates collections, creates original Coin Academy courses and tends the website.

Ric is a web developer and tech author. He’s been building websites since 1995 and has done projects for some of the world’s largest brands, including BASF, Colgate-Palmolive, Tesco and Jones Lang LaSalle.

Ric’s written over a dozen books for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. His focus is on open source technologies, primarily, WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal. He’s also written books on Linux and on SEO and SMO. Among the titles he’s written are the Joomla! Bible and the Drupal Bible. He’s currently working on his newest book, Social Media Optimization for Dummies.

Prior to his life in tech, Ric worked as the Director of Program Development for Kaplan Educational. In that role he created corporate training materials and helped run educational programs in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.

Ric’s lived in Asia for 20 years and currently resides in Bali, Indonesia. In his free time he turns his obsessive tendencies towards restoring vintage mechanical watches.