Blog It Forward – Conall O’Malley
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My name is Conall Martin William O’Malley (a mouthful I know). I am 25 years old and I am from Galway in the west of Ireland. Galway is the sixth most populous city in Ireland and the best county on the whole isle as voted by everyone from Galway! I joined SAP shortly after finishing my degree in Business Information Systems in 2011 as part of the CRM Product Support Team. I have been with the team since and haven’t looked back : )
Fun fact about my country / myself:
As most who know me are aware my life revolves around games, movies, books and music. Thankfully Ireland is home to some outstanding individuals who excel in these areas on a global level. A little company known as ‘Havok’ are massive players in the computer software sector with there technology being used in more than 150 of the best known games released along with driving special effects in movies such as ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. We have spawned successful movies such as the Oscar winning ‘Once’ and ‘My Left Foot’ along side classics such as ‘Waking Ned’ and ‘The Commitments’ with the top notch actors like Peter O’Toole, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson and Saoirse Ronan entertaining audiences globally. Our literature heritage spans from the likes of Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Bram Stoker (where would we be without Dracula?) to more modern offerings such as Maeve Binchy and John Boyne.
For such a small isle we have produced some amazing talent and you can’t help but be proud. Also Ireland is home to the longest running talk show in the world, The Late Late Show and has approximately one pub per 100 population ; P
As an avid gamer I have attended many a convention and expo to revel in all the gaming glory. Most recently I attended for the second time the Eurogamer Expo in London. It is difficult to describe what the expo is but to me it is a place where I can be among my people to soak up all things game related. From playing the upcoming games, to getting hands on with the upcoming consoles, to the gaming tournaments (and winning said tournaments!), to the cosplay and finally to the after parties.
My obession with going to the cinema and watching movies I don’t think needs to be discussed, put it this way I saw Casino Royale 7 times in the cinema and most recently saw Guardians of the Galaxy 5 times. It is a problem. ; )
Retro Section at the expo…me raking up the high score in Duck Hunt!
We take gaming very seriously….
Personalised game cover….one of many merchandise
Questions asked by Eoin:
What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?
The supportability tool initiative, being lost in code listening to good tunes…bliss.
What is your personal life dream?
To be a world renowned game developer, author, film director and musician!
What is your professional life dream?
To be happy and successful in my job.
Blogging It Forward:
I would like to blog it forward to the following people:
And I would be happy if you could answer the following questions:
1. If you were back in school again, what would you choose to study?
2. What is you personal life dream?
3. If you could invite 3 people (dead/alive) to dinner, who would it be and why?
I hope you enjoyed my BIF! Feel free to comment or ask me any questions you’d like in the comments below!
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