My journey into the world of programming started at a young age, fuelled by wanting to understand how computers work. I taught myself how to make some basic websites using HTML and CSS, and then quickly moved on to learn PHP.
I entered the world of professional development in Kilkenny, Ireland as a freelancer, working on creating WordPress plugins and themes, and setting up e-commerce platforms. While working for myself had its advantages, I wanted to experience working with teams on larger projects.
I then decided to leave Ireland to move to Canada on a working holiday visa. While there I had the chance to work with some amazing people at both Motbot and U.B.C's Library I.T. services team. When my working holiday ended, I moved to London, England where I started working at Kobas, a company that creates software for the hospitality industry.
I'm an advocate for open-source software and I'm always trying to open source what I'm working on as much as possible. I try to keep all my personal projects open source, and I'm aiming to do more in this area moving forward.
I'm comfortable with programming in a lot of programming languages, but my two favourites are Python for file parsing/web scraping/console commands and PHP for web projects. Front-end development-wise I'm a fan of ReactJS.