ian de vries

Hi, my name is Wybren, and I'm a Boston-based entrepreneur, mobile developer, and screenwriter from The Netherlands -- but most people call me Ian.

I dabble in a lot of things, this site is an overview of what I do. Feel free to get in touch!

ian de vries
ian de vries

When I saw my first "making of," I fell in love with the art of filmmaking, and visual storytelling in particular. In 2009 and 2010 I studied Filmmaking and Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy. While attending Cornell Unversity I took two semesters of Screenwriting with Austin Bunn, who wrote films like Kill Your Darlings, and I also taught Screenwriting Workshops for the Cornell Film Club. Ever since, I've been building a portfolio of feature scripts.

In the Historical Drama When Children Play (previously Colors), a young girl from the post-civil war South secretly befriends an African American boy by teaching him how to read and write, but years later their special bond is tested by their different backgrounds and her tyrannical father - a Ku Klux Klanhead. (first draft: April 2010)

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In the Drama Heart of a Lyon, a college professor with a heart ailment meets his terminally ill heart-donor for a lifesaving transplant - but his savior comes with a peculiar request and some secret baggage of his own. (first draft: July 2012. I'm also working on turning this story into a novel)

Honors include:

In the Indie Drama Oxbury Heights, a talented and beautiful but flat-broke young painter sells her genes to a wealthy Evolutionary Rationalist with an extended family of children from different gifted mothers, but she soon finds out that even perfect families come with dark secrets. (first draft: June 2014)

Honors include:

In the Crime Thriller Hedge, a team of elite bank robbers teams up with a robotics expert and a world-renowned hacker to rob a Wall-Street Hedge Fund in the the most sophisticated heist of the 21st century. (work in progress)

In the Roadtrip Comedy Take Two, a failed entrepreneur, two stoners, a homeless drifter, and Cooper the Great Dane take a roadtrip of epic proportions in Betsy, their made-from-scrap minivan, to make it to Nerdfest on time. (work in progress)

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I was introduced to programming and web development when I started at Cornell University. As an Economics and Information Science double major I enjoyed a highly varied education, but I was especially drawn to technical Computer Science and Web Development classes - I started gaining the majority of my experience through my own side projects.

After graduating, I accepted a Software Engineering position at Wayfair.com in Boston. Having previously built web based tools for the Warehouse Management System as an intern, I joined the Mobile Team, where I primarily worked on the Joss & Main, Wayfair, and AllModern apps for iPhone and iPad.

Now, I work diligently on the Tabshare mobile platform. Go check it out!

I also wrote, published and maintain the Multi-Screen.js plugin for jQuery (used on this site).

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Why do bartenders and waiters spend up to 40% of their time interfacing with a POS? Why hasn't it gotten any easier for my friends and I to order together but pay separately when we're at a restaurant or bar? And why is there no customer loyalty incentive for us to come back to the same place next week instead of going to some arbitrary competitor?

These are some of the questions that inspired my co-founder Alex Yu and I to build Tabshare -- a mobile ordering, payment, and marketing app specifically for restaurants and bars.

Our goal is to enable social venues to leverage 21st century technology and offer the type of convenience and efficiency the consumers of today are looking for.

To find out more, visit tabshare-app.com.

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