About Me

A Quick Biography

Ronan O'Driscoll


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


Experienced Developer

I have written software for a number of different fields: 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.


Nova Scotia Community College

At the NSCC School of IT & Creative Industries, I teach a number of courses on software development. I focus on JavaScript, Java and C# as well as database design and the software development lifecycle.


Historical Fiction

Software is making things with words, so is writing! I have written a novel about Francis O'Neill (1848-1936), the chief of police in Chicago who saved Irish music. His story is a much more interesting one than my own. If you want to find out more, check out my blog at chiefoneill.com.