Hi! I'm Ryan Hayes.

I help teams and their software products reach their full potential.

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How to Win an Hackathon

Ideas. Code. Caffeine. On minimal sleep. What is a hackathon? A hackathon is a set time frame, usually 24 hours, where teams come together…

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Synchronize Node.JS Install Version with Visual Studio

Visual Studio is a fantastic IDE (and free for individual use)! It’s been so great that they’ve added modern web dev support in recent years…

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[Solved] MSBUILD : error MSB3428: Could not load the Visual C++ component "VCBuild.exe".

Recently, I ported this website to Gatsby.js. As part of it, I wanted to make sure that I tied up any loose ends and cleaned up all of my…

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How to npm install when using McAfee (EPERM: Operation not permitted, rename)

This is an incredibly quick post so that I can remember what to do, not if, but when, I run into this again. It seems that McAfee gets…

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How to Darken Photos Using Only CSS

If you’ve been to any new websites lately, you’ll know that parallax scrolling and large background images are incredibly popular right now…

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How to migrate from Rock RMS to Planning Center Online

I run the software systems for Harvest Community Church and also play guitar for our 3 services on Sunday.  We’ve been using Planning Center…