Ryan Pepper

A University of Ottawa student, inspired by her commute from the suburbs, wrote her complaints about OC Transpo’s service down as lyrics, set them to “Bodak Yellow,” and graced Ottawa with “Bodak Transpo.”

“This is why I wanted to develop software, to help people achieve something. It sounds cliché, it sounds like the Silicon Valley ‘Make the world a better place,’ but that’s true, that’s exactly what I wanted to do, which is make tools that help people live and work better.”—Jerry Fengwei Zhang, fourth-year software engineering student and Developer 30 Under 30 winner.

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