Hi! I'm Darragh ORiordan. I live and work in Auckland, New Zealand 🥝 enjoying the ocean 🏄 and building things on the web 💻 Contact me on Twitter!
I was lucky enough to have access to a computer early through my school and eventually my family got a computer. I grew up breaking and rebuilding PC’s, running IRC daemons and messing around on the internet in general. I love it.
I studied applied physics at Cork Institute of Technology. After that I moved to Canada to work for Blackberry for a while. I found myself building web apps rather than control systems and have continued doing that.
I grew a bit tired of the long winter after four years in Ontario. I traveled for a while – I cycled through Africa, visited friends in Europe and drove across Canada and drove a motorcycle up to the Arctic Circle. I eventually landed in New Zealand and I've been living in Auckland ever since.
I love to try new things, learn new topics and skills. I'm always trying to improve myself. I like to see new places and meet new people. I’m particularly fond of the mountains, the oceans and outdoor places.
I read all the time. I still play with Lego and in general I’d rather be on my paddle board, especially in the warm ocean around New Zealand.
I drive my motorcycle to work most days to beat the traffic. I love cycling on longer trips and on sunny days. I only drive my car when I need to get boards to the surf.
I bloody love chocolate and beer. I drink reds mostly. I don’t like salad dressing, butter or creamy white sauces.