He is an international conference speaker, a published author, and an industry-leading expert on cloud technology with a specialization in microservices.
Richard was co-founder and co-CEO of his previous company, nearForm, where he helped take the company from scratch to an annual turnover of €17 million. Previously, he was CTO of FeedHenry, a mobile application platform provider that was acquired by RedHat for €63.5m in 2014.
For several years, Richard has been an active member and influencer of the open source software (OSS) community. He is the creator and maintainer of senecajs.org, a microservices framework for Node.js. Richard is also the host of the monthly Dublin Microservices meetup.
Richard writes a weekly column in the Irish Independent newspaper. His latest book is The Tao of Microservices and is published by Manning.
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