About Me

I’m Jimmy Collins. I live in Cork, Ireland. If you’re wondering where the tagline on my Blog comes from, here is a clue.


Note that all views expressed on this blog are my own personal views, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my current or future employer.

I have worked in Software Engineering since 2006. Currently, I am a Software Engineering Manager working with a cloud services team at McAfee, the worlds largest pure play security company. Previously, I led the team responsible for the engineering of all localized McAfee products and supporting websites.

My interests vary, but right now I’m very interested in cloud computing and machine learning.


I previously designed and taught the module ‘Software Localisation’ at Cork Institute of Technology. The module introduced the basic concepts of Software Internationalization and Localization to undergraduate software engineering students.


I got interested in technology and software development in particular when my brother got an Amstrad 6128 for Christmas in the early 90s. It shipped with a BASIC interpreter, which I used more than playing any of the games. I still have this machine. Check out a cool Amstrad CPC emulator here.

When I’m not playing about with some code, you’ll find me reading (particularly German history), listening to music, or attempting to become the next Jimmy Page on my guitar (I live in hope).

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