Graduated from University of Ulster, Jordanstown in 1988 with a Honours Bsc. in Computing Science (Information Systems). This was a 4 year degree, with the third year spent in industrial placement.
Spent 1986/87 academic year working for Wilfrid Laurier University,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The job was a one year co-op student
After graduating, I spent 1988-90 working for Price Waterhouse/Craig
Gardner, Dublin, Ireland. This was a software engineering
I then headed back to Canada (for real, this time) and spent 1990-95 working for St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was heavily involved in Healthcare Information Technology Management.
Moved home to Ireland in April 1995 to take up the position of Computing Services Manager here at IT Carlow.
In October of 1997, I transferred to the post of "Lecturer - Computer Networking", joining the School of Science: Department of Computing, Physics, and Mathematics.
Programming. I've been spending a lot of time looking at Delphi. I'm fed up with C++, and - heaven help me - I just can't warm to Java.
(I'm also looking at TCL/TK as a network managment platform, and I'm playing around with the MINIX operating system.)
Computer Industry: I'm a big fan of BYTE magazine as a source for keeping an eye on what's going on. Let's hope they bring it back and don't change it too much.
Sorry - roll your eyes, everyone - but, I'm a big Macintosh freak. The only computer I've ever spent my own cash on! You'll never know what it's like, until you try ... so buy a Macintosh (and keep Steve in a job).
"Networking and Network Management" to 2nd Year Networking & Optical Communications certificate students.
"Networking" to 3rd Year Computer Systems Management diploma students.
"Networking and Operating Systems" to 4th Year Software Engineering degree students.
I also supervise a number of 2nd and 4th Year projects.
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