Ryan Choi

Ryan helps engineers find jobs at Y Combinator companies––from 2-person startups to larger ones like Airbnb, Stripe & Instacart. If you're thinking about what's next, Ryan also runs career advising. Reach out at ryan@ycombinator.com.


Vikrum Nijjar: Engineer #1 at Firebase and Founder of Gold Fig Labs (YC S19)

Vikrum Nijjar joined as the first engineer at Firebase, and did whatever it took to help the company succeed: scaling out infrastructure, shipping mobile SDKs, hosting 1-1 office…

Intern #1 to YC Founder: An Interview with Jack Forbes of Faros (YC W19)

Jack Forbes, CEO of Faros (YC W19). He shares his experiences moonlighting as an intern at HigherMe (YC W15), playing soccer with YC founders & partners, and what drove him to start a YC company — even after being rejected.

Engineer #2 at ClearBrain (YC W18): Cynthia Rogers

Cynthia Rogers landed at ClearBrain (YC W18) as the second eng hire, and found exactly what she wanted: a great mentor/manager, a strong technical team, and challenging work to keep her learning (but not overwhelmed). Read how she evaluates startups — both technically and culturally — and some useful tips she used along the way.

Applications now open for the YC Summer 2020 Internship Program

The Y Combinator Summer Internship Program is for undergraduate & graduate students in software engineering & data science who want to intern at a YC-backed startup. At a…

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2019 YC Expo Recap: Watch the Pitches, Hear the Keynote & Find Your Dream Job

Over 900 engineers joined us for YC’s annual Work at a Startup Expo. The event kicked off with our Female Founders & Engineers mixer, followed by our open Expo hall and pitches by 40 vetted & funded YC companies. If you weren’t able to make it, you can watch the keynote, hear the pitches and see which companies you might be interested in.

Work at a Startup Expo on 6/29: Female Founder & Engineer Mixer

If you’re a woman engineer and you’re interested in meeting with female YC founders & engineers, we’re hosting a small mixer immediately before the Work at a Startup Expo — at 12 PM on 6/29 and hosted at the same venue.

Join Y Combinator’s 3rd Annual Startup Expo on June 29th, 2019

Come to YC’s Work at a Startup Expo in Mountain View, CA to meet the founders of 40+ rapidly growing YC companies including Gusto, Checkr, Human Interest, Rippling and Mutiny.

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