My Story...

My name is Daniel Hayden. I am a third year student at the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland. I am currently studying my Degree (BSc) in Software Development. I am 24 years old.

As long as I can remember, I have always been amazed by the sheer scale and power of the internet. At the age of 15 I began playing around with website source code and from that moment I found my new pastime. I began teaching myself the basic languages such as HTML and CSS. Of course, PHP soon followed and before I knew it, I was creating fully functioning websites simply for fun.

At this time I was still a self thought developer. Once my skills started to develop, a demand arose for my work. I soon realized that I could develop full time on projects that interest me and get paid for it. I started developing websites for Family and Friends and then their Family and Friends and so on. Most of my work was done in the online gaming sector. I decided to create my own website to host my portfolio and showcase my work to potential clients.

In 2015, I set up Sledro Technologies while in college for a few reasons:

  • To have my own Personal Portfolio.
  • To advertise my skills and services to potential employers.
  • To have a brand name for my freelance work.

  • When creating Sledro Technologies, I wanted it to be 100% my own original code and design (no themes, or templates). I also wanted it to be clean, very simple to use, mutli-page and have a metro feel themed UI.

    Thanks for taking the time to read my short story.

    Regards,
    Daniel