Ryan Ott graduated from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in computer engineering. While attending Cal Poly Ryan worked as a Bio Medical Electronics Technician (BMET) for two local hospitals where he repaired, calibrated, and safety tested all medical equipment. After graduating he was hired by Applied Materials into their New College Graduate (NCG) program and placed into the Software Graduate Training (SGT) program. After completing the SGT program, Ryan joined the Metal Deposition 200 mm software development team. Ryan worked on fixing software bugs and implementing new software enhancements by developing software written in 68K Assembly and C language. Ryan then transitioned to the Metal Deposition 300 mm software development team where he worked on a new Common Ground Architecture framework written in C++. Ryan also contributed heavily to the software test automation frameworks and was recruited by the Quality Assurance team to develop software test automation frameworks. Ryan joined the QA software team in 2005 and is still an integral part of the team. Ryan developed software testing frameworks using HP QTP/UFT for testing software interlocks and chamber services. Currently, Ryan tests Factory Interface robots and load ports. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching soccer and playing ping pong.