My name is Tady Walsh. When I was a little boy, I dreamed of being an astronaut.
I was born in Limerick, Ireland and after extensive travel around Europe, settled in Dublin in 2000 to work in the booming Internet industry. After working with webBusters (renamed to Interactive Return and now part of Radical) as their Senior Web Developer for 2 years, I studied part-time to complete a degree in Information Technology at Dublin Institute of Technology. Graduating with an honours degree in 2006, I started work with Arekibo Communications in January 2007. In 2011, I moved with my wife to Quimper, France, where I set up my own business and today I provide User Experience services for a number of my own clients. Simply put, I make websites work better for you, the user. I also try and make the experience more enjoyable.
I also have a keen interest in photography. My family background is in the arts and as a result, this has affected my photography and interest in it to produce abstract works. I have paticipated a number of times in the Royal Hibernian Academy annual summer show and had my first solo show in November 2010 in Limerick. I hope to continue to take and show my work.
I’m a big fan of rugby (one of the very few sports I’m interested in) and as a result have played for CYM Rugby in Dublin from 2006 to 2010. In 2009, I became a member of the Association of Referees Leinster Branch (ARLB) and continued to referee after I hung up my playing boots. Being born in Limerick, I am of course a Munster man first, but I enjoy refereeing in Dublin. I have continued with this interest here in France and now referee with the Brittany branch of the French Rugby Federation. I am now the highest qualified (Federal) Irish referee in France. I’ve been known to climb the odd rock, too.
My hobbies are many and varied. I love to read (though I’m really bad at making time for it), listen to music and watch movies. I’d like to know how to make (really good) music and how to make movies. I’m also going to try and launch a balloon with a camera in it to the edge of space.
It’s good to dream right?