I’m Ryan. I live in Dublin, Ireland where I work as a software engineer.
I've always had an affinity for technology, and loved making things for as long as I can remember. My first computer was an Amstrad CPC 464 way back in the 90s, which is ancient by modern standards. My passion for tinkering continued through my teens and into adulthood where I eventually found my way into software engineering.
In terms of my experience to date, I have a strong foundation in both front-end and back-end development. I enjoy working with React to create dynamic and responsive user interfaces, and I have a deep understanding of Java for building robust and scalable applications. Recently, I achieved one of my milestones which was to get AWS certified by the end of 2022.
Currently, I work in the aviation industry for Aer Lingus as a software engineer where I work on exciting software projects for the airline. This includes everything from bug fixing, to working on legacy code and greenfield projects, to building customer-facing websites and services. I am responsible for ensuring that our software is of the highest quality, and that it meets the needs of our customers and stakeholders. The most fulfilling part of my job is knowing that the software I contribute to will be used by many thousands of people.
In my free time, I enjoy staying up-to-date on the latest developments in the world of software engineering, and I am always looking for new ways to push the boundaries of what is possible with technology. I'm a huge advocate of free and open-source software and maintain a small Raspberry Pi server which I use to experiment with Docker containers for self-hosted services like Bitwarden, Nextcloud and Octoprint.
On the hardware side, I build and maintain my own computers and I like to upgrade and modernise retro video game systems. When I'm not tinkering, I mostly spend time with my family and enjoy travelling whenever I can get away.
That's me in a nutshell, thank you for visiting my website, I hope that you find the information here to be insightful. If you have any questions or would like to work with me, please don't hesitate to get in touch.