AndyRiordan2

We are excited to announce that we have a new member of the Quizlet team! Andy Riordan, our newest iOS developer, recently made the move from Arizona to join us here in San Francisco. Hailing originally from Colorado Springs, Andy started programming when he was 11 years old. Andy's focused on iOS since 2009, working on over a dozen shipped apps since then. On the hobbies side, Andy enjoys traveling and good food, and he's a talented singer (karaoke night, here we come!).

We asked Andy a few questions for you to get to know him better:

Quizlet: Why did you decide to work at Quizlet?

Andy: More and more people are using their iOS devices as their primary learning tools. I can’t wait to help make Quizlet on iOS an excellent experience both for the people who already use Quizlet, and for those new to Quizlet who just happen to run across the app on the App Store. Being at Quizlet also allows me to work face-to-face with some of the most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Q: Who was your most memorable teacher and why?

A: Way back in elementary school, we had a substitute teacher who would come in occasionally named Mr. Garnet. Rather than the usual pencils, textbooks, and tests, his learning tools were computers, robots, and science experiments. Despite his unconventional means, we learned more about science and technology from him than any other teacher in the school.

Q: What was one thing you wish you could have changed about high school?

A: Being homeschooled, Quizlet would have been an indispensable tool to have on hand. It sounds like a cliché, but it’s true!

Q: What's the most useful thing you've ever learned?

A: Don’t take things too seriously. Life isn’t a binary game, and if you use up your energy worrying about the small stuff, you won’t have time for the big stuff.

Comments

  1. NickFamularo

    :D

  2. NickFamularo

    I was FIRST :D:D:D

  3. RMZACHMANN

    2nd yay

  4. gdh18

    Welcome to quizlet Andy. its so nice to have you. You are gonna love Quizlet its super awesome.

  5. CAROLINEDJ

    3rd! YES!

  6. lilyhelpssome1

    6th yay who cares!

  7. Lydiafisayo

    4th awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1quizlet is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. pup424

    11th record! By the way is related with Rick Riordan?

  9. cbulman

    is he related to Rick Riordan, the author?
    12th

  10. Nepal_is_my_username

    Welcome!

  11. cbulman

    is he related to Rick Riordan, the author?
    12th

  12. readjfb

    14th! Yay! What does he specialize in? And is he related to Rick Riordan? Also, Welcome to Quizlet Andy!

  13. Melony13

    13th!!
    Yahoo!!

  14. Melony13

    glad you are working here!

  15. basissanantonio

    So cool but I bet I can do something a lot better than what you did. JK LOL 😃😉😉😉😄😊😁:):D:D:D:D:D

  16. basissanantonio

    So cool but I bet I can do something a lot better than what you did. JK LOL 😃😉😉😉😄😊😁:):D:D:D:D:D

  17. Melissa_Blossoms

    awesome! welcome to the land of Quizlet!

  18. lilyhelpssome1

    VIRAL_wolf i was about to ask tht! :)

  19. kevin_bai

    my pic is awesome

  20. Tan_Tan1226

    25th!
    go dude!

  21. KSLR

    Great! Welcome. Maybe You can finally convince these people to create class folders! lol

  22. manise33021

    26th!! Happy Dance

  23. kkkelsey

    bleh never get here in time

  24. dylanhamerman

    Cool welcome to the team Andy!!!!

  25. dylanhamerman

    my pic is awesome

  26. AlleyCatBird

    Hello!

  27. AlleyCatBird

    Also, can u plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz make those bible thingies I've been buggin u bout? To see wat I mean, check out the app Memorize. Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

  28. Jordan_Silva

    i should be studying...

  29. chris133-_-

    33ty

  30. stassone333

    35th comment!

  31. GabeJuhasz

    36

  32. DirectionerBritUSA7

    37th yeah

  33. A_Pendergast

    47th high five
    38th comment

    (I've done better)

  34. deo469

    ahhh!I'm sooooooooooooooo behind! :( Can anyone check out my Scatter Tournament, please?

  35. JacobLucado

    Welcome to Quizlet Andy.

  36. sherif_badrawy

    Welcome to Quizlet Andy.It's good news for iOS but an awesome Quizlet still has much to do also for Android...

  37. ACPearson

    Wow guys are you seriously competing to see who comes in what place in the comment race?

  38. Ozil_Is_Gunner

    Well well well... Looks like you will have more stuff now

  39. Firest0rm

    35! HA!

  40. Firest0rm

    54th hi five

  41. Acel_Bautista

    Number 55. Welcome to Quizlet Andy!

  42. AsherFaze

    All Aboard the quizlet train!

  43. Gabi_Rod

    Glad to have you on the team! :D
    Can't wait to see what you have in store

  44. Gabi_Rod

    Glad to have you on the team! :D
    Can't wait to see what you have in store

  45. ruvamu

    Welcome to Quizlet! I'm homeschooled, too, and I'm so glad I found Quizlet. I've been able to use it for a lot of different subjects and it's really helped me, especially with my Spanish.

  46. Rachel_Russell

    Welcome ANDY!

  47. Alpha-warrior2

    Welcome Andy! Glad at have ya on thy team! Make this web improve so it'll rock even more!

  48. Lionel_Messi_Fan10

    uhm hi

  49. bluedomke

    Welcome to Quizlet Andy

  50. bart_raidwrecker

    ahoy andy! ^_^

  51. StudyGirl77

    I'm pretty late!!! :(
    But it doesn't matter... :D
    BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and, hi, andy!!!

  52. ihtishaam_hussain123

    hi

  53. MorganELDU

    Welcome to Quizlet Andy!

  54. Rhombicosidodecahdon

    hey ANDY

  55. Rhombicosidodecahdon

    SUp ADNY HAHAHAHAH LOL

  56. Sparkle_Boom

    WELCOME!!!

  57. BasketballTroll

    HIEJJEIUEOHREOUHEKKHEKHEHJEWKYQ SO EXCITED FOR HIM XD

  58. AACCESS

    trying to use quizlet free, is that possible. If so please email me on how to use it free.
    email: spookie@msn.com

  59. Techdude3331

    @sherif_badrawy Objective-C is the way of the future. Long live the iPhone! 📳

  60. jammastere2

    136th high five yay :) is he related to rick riordan the author?

  61. jammastere2

    make more games!!!!

  62. Chewed_Bubblegum

    welcome!!

  63. TaterTot25

    Congrats, Andy! Hope you have a great time on the Quizlet team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. JoelovesLEGOS

    o snap

  65. abeni888

    Welcome Andy!!! hope you have great time working with the great staff of Quizlet!!!!!! I think it's so cool you have a talent for singing!!!! I love singing!!!!

  66. pongo12

    Welcome!!!!!!

  67. natetheguitarman

    Welcome! :)

  68. Joshua_Albury

    Welcome friend. #PETER JOINED

  69. annamccorkle

    awesome possum :)

  70. Ifeoma60

    Welcome, hope you have great time.

  71. homeschool2cool

    Second to Last

  72. homeschool2cool

    Welcome to Quizlet!

  73. ameliaanne30

    Welcome to quizlet Andy! Heard you like singing, duet? Kik or nah? ;) Hmuu

  74. BibleBee1215

    Welcome!

  75. PrivateMoser

    Welcome

  76. WizzyPieHigh9

    248~WoNdErFuLl FOR YOU!!!! Hope you have a wonderful experience!
    !!!!
    #WizzyPieHigh9

  77. lilliannalindahl

    welcome, my King!:D

  78. lilliannalindahl

    260th hifive!

  79. marines531

    welcome

  80. marines531

    to quizlet

  81. dophuongvy

    welcome! (@_@")

  82. Sparklypandasdancing

    welcomeeeeee AndyYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! we supporttttttttt uuuuuuuuuuu!

  83. mwalker_EHS TEACHER

    ANDY! Please write some code so that teachers can get a printed report of student activity. More teachers would encourage their students to use it if we could find out concretely how students are doing. Thank!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Jogiwa

    I don't know if he's related to the author but still welcome Andy

  85. w13inari

    yo welcome

  86. soyelhombreasombroso

    Yo man! Congrats!

  87. Claire_310

    The author isn't that bad, but still, Congrats! :D

  88. tommy2456

    whats up bro

  89. tommy2456

    Good job bro

  90. Mehomed

    Thank you for updating quizlet it is great

  91. w13inari

    sup bra

  92. sfonseka PLUS

    Hey, Andy! Welcome to the land of Quizlet and Have a spectacular time!

  93. ccov3288

    cvms says welcome andy

  94. ccov3288

    by the way who is andy

  95. AaronCorella

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  96. Hamid_Najafi

    det är bara spel man lekar

  97. H055I5B055

    iH

  98. welidmahamednor

    wel com to andy

  99. R1ckyL

    who's andy?

  100. Janoskid

    Andy is so right about that " Don’t take things too seriously. Life isn’t a binary game, and if you use up your energy worrying about the small stuff, you won’t have time for the big stuff. "

    We can all learn a lot from that Andy. ;)

  101. pashahacker

    LAST!!!

  102. mcamcgill

    Welcome Andy! BTW who likes my truck?

  103. Alex_McKenney

    Welcome Andy! join my class it is awsome

  104. Song_Ji_Hyo_12

    WELCOME ANDY!
    HOPE YOU ENJOY QUIZLET!

  105. User013

    Welcome, Andy!

  106. civilianguy

    welcome, tudou!

  107. Buddy_B

    coooooll

  108. Lu_Rob

    Hello, Andy. Are you missing Buzz Lightyear and Woody? ;)

  109. Lu_Rob

    JK, but I gotta reference Toy Story

  110. wbertram4

    Who is seeing this in 2016

  111. Cavaliers101

    LAST, OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  112. kyuen1

    I'm last

  113. MyNan_AtTheAsylum

    O̲ppa̲ (っ-̶●̃益●̶̃)っ ,︵‿ S̲t̲yl̲e̲

  114. trystan_cline

    I had Mr. Garnett as a sub as well, that guy was awesome. I'm assuming that you went to elementary school in Harrison School District 2? I wonder what became of him, it's been 8 or 9 years since he was last my substitute teacher. Totally awesome man, he was and always will be one of my favorite teachers.

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