Colm starting off building HTML websites as a hobby during the first dotcom boom and was hooked on the web ever since. With over 15 years professional experience, Colm has helped lead the design and development of mission critical websites and web applications for industry leaders across Ireland, the UK and Europe. He specialises in Strategy formulation, Technical Architecture design, Product Development/Management and helping to lead high potential early stage startups to product/market fit and commercial success.
Today, Colm is Co-Founder of MadeInContext, one of Ireland’s leading companies specialising in creating digital properties primarily based around the world’s most popular open source Content Management System (CMS) called WordPress.
Founded in 2014, MadeInContext has experienced rapid growth thanks to the success of two digital properties, CommerceGurus (Software apps for the WooCommerce eCommerce platform), and CreateandCode (Software apps, tutorials and news for WordPress). Colm is a co-organiser for the WordPress Dublin Meetup and is also one of the organisers for the annual WordCamp Dublin event.
Prior to co-founding MadeInContext, Colm spent 11 years working for one of Ireland’s largest web agencies, MediaOne, as Project Director.
WordCamp Europe is on in Seville, Spain from this Friday, June 26th – Sunday, June 28th 2015. After nearly a year in business we’re taking a breather for a couple of days and heading down to scorching Seville to meet up with over 1,000 other WordPressers for 3 days of what is sure to be interesting talks and hopefully a couple of Cervezas in the sun 🙂