Learn about my past, my present and what I hope my future will be in the Personal, Work and Projects of my life.
Read about the Human.
What life was life before now
I grew up in Ireland, the eldest of 3 boys. Childhood was a little crazy with my Mom and Dad. Over all I moved country 4 times, living with different parents before I was 18.
After getting through childhood I went to university, thanks to the social support system in Ireland. Which lead me to discover programming a skill I really love, and one I keep trying to improve to this day.
A year after university I ended moving to England when I met my now Wife. And in 2018 we had our son together.
What life is like now
At the moment I'm doing everything I can to be a great Dad and Husband. The little monkey wants to play all day, and my wife is equal parts stubborn and kind. So there is never a dull moment.
All in all, I'm happiest I have ever been. I get to watch my beautiful son learn the wonders of the world. And I get to share it all with the woman I love.
What could the future look like?
I plan on watching my little monkey grow into a bigger monkey.
Maybe one day day we will save up enough and get a house, and I can have a little tinkers shed out the back.
However my biggest wish for the future is to give my family the best I can be, for as long as we have together.
Read about the Tinkerer.
What I have tinkered with
During University I got to play with 3D, script writing, animation, flash, and web projects
For my thesis I created an AR game in Unity which was a lot of fun.
In the years since university I have created all sorts of little things, a few that stand out are, Hexout, Steam Filter and Playing With Hexagons.
All of which you can see on my projects page.Check out my past Projects
What tinkering I'm doing now
The key thing that keeps my tinkering focus is this website, as I write this I'm actually refining the site to launch it. But that doesn't mean the work is finished on it. I still have so many little tweaks I want to make.
Another project I would really like to do is Playing with hexagons v3, but build it in typescript and add a ton of features!
What tinkering might happen?
Always wanted to make a cool web game, and I have a passion for unique UX that I would like to explore more.
Read about the Professional.
What work I did
Got paid to build my first website all the way back in 2014, it was a super basic wordpress website that I built for my college.
After searching for a year and moving country I got a full time job working for Cruise.co.uk, a PHP/Jquery Site. It was my first experience of real development, and it lets me say I worked professionally with SVN.
After that I got to work for Connect in their JLR office. It was my first experience working to a strict scrum methodology. And I learned a great deal from the experience.Check out my CV for more
What work I'm doing
Right now I'm working for Day out with the kids. A small company with a lot of traffic. The team has a ton of Heart, but has been massively hit by COVID-19 due to the nature of what we do.
I'm proud to be part of Day out with the kids, and I hope my futures stay aligned for a long time to come.
What I'm aiming for
Not really sure where the future will lead me, but at this moment what I have in the back of my head is to become a Frontend Architect.
One day I want to be helping create some of the most complex & beautiful website interfaces around.