Evan Ryder


University WWW Technologist
NUI Galway.


I am an experienced standalone and clustered MySQL database administrator, Linux administrator (Suse / Debian / RedHat), Web developer (ASP / PHP / JSP / JS), T4 Site Manager Administrator, and Web Security expert.

I have worked in the web since 1999 and have been working on unix / linux systems since 2002, when I moved to the University in Galway.

I play trombone with The Lewd Tunes and am one of the founding members of the Black Magic Big Band.  [Read more]

I'm a keen amateur photographer.  [Read more]

I'm married to Mary and we have a son and two daughters - one in each level of education. We live near Claregalway.



My other job

The standard of live music in Galway has always been very high. I've been lucky enough to play in some of the best bands Galway has produced over the last 25 years, including the Lewd Tunes, the Black Magic Big Band, Full Trousers, JaSid Orchestra, and The Horny Devils.

You might also see me in the pit in musical society shows, which I always enjoy.



My main hobby

I've been interested in photography since I was a teenager but only got serious about it when I hit 40. I discovered GuruShots in late 2018. This online photography game has given my the opportunity to grow as a photographer and make friends with like-minded people all over the world.

Obviously, all of the photos on this website are my own work.


Need to get in contact?

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