MickoD is Mick O’Donovan. Mick was born in 1981 and has lived all his life in Dublin, Ireland apart from brief spells in Dundalk (whilst in college in DKIT) and San Diego (whilst travelling with his now wife Anne).

Mick has 3 beautiful kids named Daniel, Billy and Naoise and an extremely gorgeous and very understanding and forgiving wife called Anne (formerly McCluskey).

Mick has a keen interest in sport and regularly plays, watches and coaches various sports but is entrenched in Gaelic Games with Finglas club Erin’s Isle GAA Club since he was 8. He currently plays Gaelic Football and his first sporting love Hurling for the club as well as coaching a Juvenile team.

Mick is an experienced Network Engineer and has been working in the field since 2000. He is currently employed by HEAnet where he is a Network engineer for the National Education and Research Network of Ireland that HEAnet own and run (AS1213). Previous to that, until December 2020, Mick worked for BT Ireland where he was a Lead Network Engineer with responsibility for managing and maintaining the in-life operations of the BT Ireland Internet Service Provider network (AS2110) amongst many other roles over the period from 2000-2020.

He has come to be in this role having picked up experience working on all manner of networks and vendor equipment. Mick is confident and comfortable working with all aspects of routing and switching especially. He has worked maintaining enterprise networks (corporate VPNs), various Core IP and MPLS based Service Provider Networks and indeed many different access network technologies.

During his time working with BT Ireland, Mick volunteered for over 10 years at the BT sponsored Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition where he held a prominent role within the core organising committee. Apart from the obvious crossover with his day job in assisting with the Design, Plan, Implementation and Commission of the full on site networking facilities for the event (complete WiFi implementation), he headed up a team of volunteers from BT known as the “Red Coats”.