More About Me
After graduating from TCD in 1993, I ended up with an IT graduate job at Mobil Oil Company in London. This gave me a good grounding in various aspects of IT.
When Mobil relocated from central London out to Milton Keynes, I declined the move and returned to Ireland, where I then worked as a network support and help desk technician in AIB Capital Markets.
In 1996, myself and my best friend embarked on a big adventure, taking off to live, work and travel in Southern African countries for 6 months, then moving onto Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. I came back to a booming Ireland in 1997 and got a good job in a young software company called Cunav Technologies (it subsequently became NewWorldIQ and finally wound up in 2003) in Dublin. I made good friends and learned loads there, honing my skills in web and database development and working directly with customers.
Some of my Ethiopia photoswww.flickr.com
Photos © Terri O'Sullivan
I returned to Ireland two years later and set myself up as a self-employed freelance web developer and IT Trainer.
I returned to Ethioipa in July 2007 (for love!), where I built on my previous experience by spending more time working in higher education, both teaching and in a support/capacity building role on a project to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia.
I got married to Dawit, my lovely, wonderful husband in October 2008 - we had a great wedding, mainly Ethiopian in style but with some Irish traditions (like speeches and a rendition of River Dance quite late on in the night) included. We were delighted to get a big contingent of 25 Irish family and friends over to help make our day even more special.
I returned to Ireland in July 2009, hoping that, despite the recession, I can settle back in and continue to develop professionally. My goal is to keep working with IT in education if at all possible