I'm from Dublin, Ireland. I currently reside in Manila, where my co-founder, my team and I have been building
I spend most of my time designing and building software. I’ve been doing it for 10 years as a hobby and a profession. When I'm not doing that I can be found playing football or the guitar to a mediocre standard.
When it comes to interests, I have a tendency for breadth over depth (I know a little bit about lots of stuff), although I spend more time reading and learning about Web Software, Moral Philosophy & Building a Startup than other things.
of things I spend time on.
I believe the internet has transformed the way we find, consume and update information, to an extent which is perhaps a generation from being fully understood and appreciated (Youtube & twitter being prime examples). I estimate that twitter is the single biggest environmental factor that has influenced who I have become as an adult.
I believe the fact that billions of people are healthy, safe, and for the most part, not killing each other is historically speaking, a
which is underappreciated.
Whilst I hold in high regard the economic, social and political systems that helped us get here, I think there remain huge gains in human prosperity to be attained through optimization, and building great organisations within them. This is what I hope to spend most of my adult life doing.
A common theme throughout my professional life has been that of using technology to achieve positive impact at scale. Here are the things I've built or helped build (Click a logo for more context)
I co-founded and built the technology behind
We raised nearly €1,000,000 for Irish childrens causes since 2014.
I was Head of Product for
, an Irish non-profit building software to enable social change at scale.
I was Founding Engineer & CTO of
, a 200 person global technology company and one of the
Irish startups in recent years.
I’m Co-Founder & current CTO at
We use technology to lend money to small businesses in Southeast Asia. To date (end 2018) we've raised ~$28 million and lent roughly $25 million to hundreds of small businesses across The Philippines.
This site exists for a few reasons:
To encourage me to write more.
To share knowledge and content I think will provide value to people.