John O'Brien - Senior Software Developer

I am John and have been a Software Developer at PDA since May 2014. When Elliot, whom I had worked with at Canonical and have been friends with for many years, told me about PDA and CommonGround, it caught my attention as I could use my obsession to work on something that helps people.

I am a self-taught software developer who started as a teenager and have been doing it professionally for over 25 years. For me, programming  and designing software is an obsession which provides a constant stream of things to learn and new challenges. I've worked on a variety of systems and enjoy not only designing software but also digging into the low-level complex bits which nobody ever sees. 

I live in Merritt Island Florida and I enjoy all the fun things we can do near the coast and surrounded by rivers. Even so, my favorite sport is snow skiing.