I’ve been a developer since the mid 90′s, though I don’t write as much code as I used to. I am VP Developers³ at Engine Yard, pioneers of Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology, and the best group of people I’ve ever worked with.
Orchestra sold to Engine Yard in 2011.
I’m a community activist in Dublin, where I organise a number of events for developers, designers and startups, such as:
In my spare time, I advise startups and do a bit angel investing. I’ve an interest in companies that make things easier for founders / business owners, and people who build things such as developers and designers.
Startups I’ve invested in:
Startups I’m currently advising:
I’m on Angel List too.
In 2012 I became a board member of Inspire Ireland, who help young people live happier lives; and The Hello World Foundation, who teach over 10,000 young people around the world to code, through CoderDojo.
I tweet at @EamonLeonard, that’s usually the best way to contact me.
I’m sometimes asked for a short bio to accompany an interview or a talk. In such cases, the paragraph below might be helpful.
Eamon Leonard is an advisor to start-ups, an angel investor, a tech community organiser and has an interest in cloud platforms and developer tools. Based in Ireland, he is VP Developers³ at Engine Yard, having joined the company through their acquisition of Orchestra, a PHP Platform-as-a-Service he co-founded in 2011.