A naturally charming country boy with a fantastic singing voice from a small village in the North West of Ireland, Seamus O’Hara lands on our top 10 list of Crowd Academy Graduates. Seamus began his professional career in telecommunications for the Irish Army during the early years of cell phones. Seamus went on to spend over twenty-three years with the United Nations and the European Union in peacekeeping missions and International Criminal Tribunals working in telecommunications, IT and information security.
While Seamus’ software development experience can be described as “practically none,” he possesses a keen interest in blockchain. This interest led Seamus to the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Progamme where he was introduced to Crowd Machine CEO Craig Sproule, and Crowd Academy.
Seamus decided to join Crowd Academy because he wanted to see how apps, particularly Crowd Machine apps, on a distributed, Blockchain-agnostic platform would perform, and how better to do that, than make the apps himself! Seamus was impressed by the fact that Crowd Academy not only has a working product available, but also, has a clear learning path. Seamus jumped right in, and while he found Base 7, the final base in the learning experience, somewhat “challenging,” Seamus had the natural stamina to finish in our top 10. Going the distance is, in his DNA. Seamus and his 18- year old daughter recently completed the “Warriors Run,” a 15k mountain run held in his homeland of Sligo, Ireland. Having gone the distance, Seamus sums up his Crowd Academy experience as “stimulating, addictive, and challenging.”
Seamus sees Crowd Machine’s application development process as one that is going to, “make app development a lot more accessible to those who do not have a programming background and much faster overall.”
Seamus has embarked on defining his own goals in app development including an application that surveys leading experts in the blockchain field to identify those ideas and early stage projects that have the best chance of being realized successfully. Seamus also wants to have fun and experiment with IoT devices, now that he has ‘the bug,’ or shall we say, the Crowd Machine no-debugging required method.
Keep Running Seamus!