Charles "Charly" Rippenkroeger
Charly is a Senior Technical Architect and Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience designing, developing, and maintaining enterprise applications within the Financial Services industry. He is a proven technology leader with broad and deep knowledge of numerous technology platforms, design patterns, and programming languages. Charly is an exceptional mentor and quickly becomes the “go to” person for a wide range of complex technical subjects.
After graduating with an engineering degree in Electro-Mechanics, Charly started his career at DST Systems, Inc. as a COBOL and Assembler mainframe programmer. He quickly transitioned into the full-stack architecture role leading various R & D and application development efforts. Most recently he designed and built an enterprise cloud platform, shared services, and the automation around them.
Charly resides in Kansas City, helping to grow the local Technology community from meetups to startups. Keeping up on technology, weight-lifting, hiking, and exploring the world are a few of his passions. A firm believer in the principle: “If you can’t have fun doing it, why do it at all?”