University of Szeged (Hungary)
English and Computer Science Teacher
Siemens AG, Galvanic ltd, Insight Centre for Data Analysis @UCD
About Me: Experiment, code, teach, go under water, repeat :)
I live in Portmarnock with my gorgeous wife and daughter.
We like trekking in the countryside or just walking on the beach nearby whenever we can.
I love all kinds of sports and picked up underwater hockey recently (seriously, look it up, it’s a great craic! :D).
I enjoy reading tech and fantasy books the most and my all-time favourite TV show is Futurama.
My Work: I write code that makes researchers and patients happy.
Mostly, my job is about a few very interesting questions. In order to be able to answer those questions researchers need data from patients.
This is where my part is. I develop apps that help patients and while it’s helping them it also collects their data in a way that researchers can then analyse it.
For example one of the apps I’m working on is for people who have some kind of a heart problem. They wear Fitbit smart watches during the day and even when they sleep at night. Our app analyses how much they exercise, sleep, and how their heart rate changes while doing it.
This information is very valuable, because our researchers can see if they are getting better, but also because we can alert their hospital if they are getting worse.
My Typical Day: I write code all day... No, actually not, that would melt my brain :D But I do try writing some + keeping a healthy work-life balance.
What I'd do with the money: Have you heard of Coder Dojo? It's a great craic and a fun way to try programming. I would buy some cool robots with the money for my dojo.
I’ve been considering to start a Coder Dojo for a long time now…
I’d use the money and buy some equipment for the dojo, most likely some Lego Mindstorms robots or a 3D printer so kids can who maybe couldn’t afford it otherwise can try them.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
engineer, aspiring underwater hockey player
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Teaching others what I've discovered.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
hacker, teacher, digital nomad
Were you ever in trouble at school?
too often to admit
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, Canned Heat
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Organising "The End of the World Party" for my friends
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
love, time, skills
Tell us a joke.
I invented a new word: Plagiarism!