Ivan O’Donoghue

IvanDirector, Project Manager, Web Developer

  • Mallow native, also grew up in Charleville
  • Web developer, Software Consultant, Trainer
  • Lifetime working with computers
  • Worked 13 years in EMC, Cork
  • Ivan’s first experience on the internet in 1990 occurred before the World Wide Web existed. In Cork Regional Technical College (now the Cork Institute of Technology) Ivan procured an account for a mainframe which was linked to another machine in the UCC. The UCC machine was connected to another in Dublin, and from there a number of nodes extended to various academic and military machines throughout the western world. Ivan used the experience to augment his theoretical knowledge, and has seldom been offline since.

Ivan is the second partner in Spiralli. He brings more than 13 years corporate IT experience to the company. Ivan is the primary web developer for the business. He has a B Sc. in Computer Applications from Cork Institute of Technology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computing for Commerce and Industry from The Open University.

His key skills include software development, user interface design, internet technology and security, W3C standards compliance and software testing. Ivan maintains a large technical library and adds to it regularly.

Ivan is also a trainer at Spiralli and gives training in Twitter for Business, Blogging for Business, Understanding Social Media, Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation, etc.

He also writes for technology and music blogs including:

The Cork Independent – corkindependent.com

Key Technologies

  • PHP, including CodeIgniter and PEAR
  • mySQL
  • JavaScript, including  jQuery, AJAX
  • Content Management Systems: WordPress, CMS Made Simple, Joomla, and more
  • E-Commerce: Magento, Realex and Paypal integration

PHP 5.3 certified by Brainbench
PHP 5.3 certified by Brainbench

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Personal Recommendations

John Tyrrell, Nuffield

“Thank you Ivan. I really appreciate your help, at short notice… Your service is outstanding – as always…”

Bradleys Off Licence ‏@bradleys_offlic
“A big thumbs up to Ivan, Spiralli Business Solutions for his help with website issues, couldn’t recommend highly enough!”

Brian McNamara

“I have found Ivan to be extremely professional and courteous since we started doing business together. He always has his clients best interests at heart and his integrity is unquestionable. He has been a great support to me throughout my business start up.”