About

Kyle Mathews

This site is written by Darragh ORiordan who lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand building things on the web. You should follow him on Twitter


Me on a mountain

Hi, I'm Darragh ORiordan

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 http apps rather than contrl 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’ve never stopped playing with Lego and in general I’d rather be on my paddle board, especially in the 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 a car when I need to get boards to the surf.

I bloody love chocolate. I drink reds mostly. I don’t like salad dressing.