Hi, I'm Darragh ORiordan!

I'm a technologist, software developer and manager. I work mostly on distributed web and backend engineering.

I've spent the last few years as a consultant working with NodeJS, AWS and Azure.

If you want to know how I work I have some articles on principals right here. Read on to learn more about me!

Me on a mountain

The story so far

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 industrial control systems and have continued doing that.

After four years in Ontario I grew a bit tired of the long winter. I travelled for a while - I cycled through Africa, visited friends in Europe and drove a motorcycle across Canada and up to the Arctic Circle. I eventually landed in New Zealand and lived in Auckland for 6 years.

I moved to Sydney, Australia in March 2020 to help build an app for a customer and I'm looking forward to exploring another beautiful country!

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 the North of New Zealand.

I really don't like salad dressing, butter or creamy white sauces!

Darragh ORiordan

Hi! I'm Darragh ORiordan.

I live and work in Sydney, Australia building supporting happy teams that create high quality software for the web.

I also make tools for busy developers! Do you have a new M1 Mac to setup? Have you ever spent a week getting your dev environment just right?

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