Born and raised in a small town called Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland. I've been obsessed with computers since I got my first Commodore 64. I studied Computer Science and Business Administration at Queens University Belfast. During my gap year I worked at Sun Microsystems in Dublin and loved every second of it. After graduation I moved to Dublin and worked full time at Sun as a Java QA automation engineer. Other jobs included Configuration manager at Citigroup, systems automation engineer at Oracle and currently working at Demonware (Activision) as a build engineer. I am the co-founder and organizer of ShipItCon, a Dublin based conference focusing on continuously delivering quality to customers. My free time is spent with my family, some blogging, playing about with new tech and lots of coffee drinking.
I've been incredibly lucky to work with some amazing engineers over the past 15 years and I feel that it's my duty to pay that forward. I'm happy to mentor, teach, host Meetups, bootcamps etc. I like to work with those who are passionate about technology and the positive changes it can bring about in the world.