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A Quick Biography

Ronan O'Driscoll


I am very lucky to have lived in lots of places: Ireland, USA, Japan and Canada. I currently live and work in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my wife and 3 children. For some articles from the Irish Times see here and here.


Historical Fiction
  • Chief O'Neill - Based on the life of Francis O'Neill. The story of the Chicago police chief who saved Irish music. Published by Somerville Press.
  • Poor Farm - What was it like to be autistic in the past? This novel examines life for an autistic young man in rural Nova Scotia. Published by Moose House Publishing.


Experienced Developer

I have written software for a number of different fields: Publishing, Online Training, Social Welfare, Point Of Sale, Clothing Patterns, CMS, and Internet Security. I have also taken on many roles and learned many different technologies.

I currently work at Wattpad - Where Stories Live.


Nova Scotia Community College

At the NSCC School of Technology and the Environment, I taught a number of courses on software development. The focus was JavaScript, Python and C# as well as database design and the software development lifecycle.

In this role, I mentored post-secondary students in a number of exciting technology projects. I also developed most of the curriculum for my courses.