About

My name is Daniel Connolly. I’m Australian and a typical computer nerd. Well, maybe not typical, I do like going outside sometimes…

Anyway, I’ve been crazy about computers and technology since I was old and responsible enough to use the family Amiga 500. What started as a love of videogames eventually grew into programming with BASIC, then to web design once we got a dial-up modem for our Pentium PC in the 90’s – by this time I was in my teen years.

As a young adult I left highschool early to work as an automation engineer for Macquarie Regional RadioWorks for a couple years which had me traveling around Australia helping to upgrade and install new servers for many radio stations. Afterwards I got back into programming and worked as a freelancer, mostly for Java development, for almost ten years. I also had a short stint of running a repair workshop out of homes, but that quickly turned into a repetitive and highly competitive iPhone-repair business which got boring fairly quickly.

Nowadays, in my thirties, I’ve decided to go back to school and try and get a University-level education in IT. Meanwhile I’m still exploring different disciplines in the industry, unsure of exactly where I want to focus – if anywhere. Cloud computing is a pretty exciting area that doesn’t seem to be slowing down, so perhaps I’ll have another try at entrepreneurship…