I'm a developer based in Sligo, Ireland. At the moment I mostly work on ruby and python stuff. I've been working as a freelance programmer and involved with various startups for most of the last four years.
Before that I did a stint in academia where my main focus was using machine learning to analyze and extract interesting patterns from text.
I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Galway, Ireland on the Lion project doing research related to the semantic web.
I completed an Msc in Computer Science in 2002 and a Phd in Computer Science in UCD November 2005. My Msc research was in Genre Classification and web recommender systems and my Phd research was in adaptive information extraction.
When I'm not programming I'm usually reading about programming, playing poker or, if the weather is right, surfing.
My website has links to publications and software that I've released.
Looking for full-time work