Resig attended RIT's Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences from 2002 to 2005 for a degree in Computer Science, focusing on databases, with concentrations in economics and psychology. During that time he was a resident of the Computer Science House, and he was named 'House Member of the Year' during his sophomore year. He had the opportunity to work with Professor Ankur Teredesai on data mining instant messaging networks and published two papers on the topic. Additionally he worked with Professor Jon Schull on exploring new ways of encouraging real-time online collaboration. The opportunities that RIT presented, both through learning from fellow students in Computer Science House and from professors, has greatly influenced John's ability and desire to continue learning throughout his career.