My name is Barry O'Connor and I have recently graduated with a First Class degree in Software Engineering from Nottingham Trent University.
However, I haven't always been a student, in fact I was a Web Developer professionally for about 16 years before coming to university. My professional career began back in 1999 and since then I've worked on public websites and internal websites for large companies like Eircom, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica (the Irish, German and Spanish versions of BT), Carlsberg Tetley and a whole host of small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England. I have also created promotional / advertising CDs for Doncaster Council, PC Gamer Magazine, The Big Issue Magazine and more.
Why the change?
I was ready for a new challenge, a new chapter in my life. I've been changing a lot about myself over the last few years, really trying to maximize my life, experiences and everything. I've joined a gym, which I absolutely love. I've started volunteering, which I also absolutely love. Going back to university, getting a degree and seeing where that takes me is the first steps on what I hope will be a great adventure.
These are some of the many websites I built during my professional career.