Ciarán Rooney

Ciarán is the CTO of Swoon editions, an entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and conference speaker. Swoon Editions is about getting beautifully crafted furniture from the workshop floor straight to your door at an exceptional price. We cut out expensive retail overheads without ever compromising on quality. We are building a leading direct to consumer online sales app with a data platform for trend analysis, demand prediction and logistics optimization.

Previously he was CTO at busuu. busuu is the world’s largest social network for learning languages with over 35 million users and 20 million app downloads from over 200 different countries.

Before that he was CTO of Skimlinks he led the technical innovation for Skimlinks' products and the platform's infrastructure. Before joining Skimlinks, Ciarán worked in Ireland as Head of Engineering at one of the country's largest mobile communications companies. He also worked as a freelance developer before establishing Weeno Ltd, a web application and design company.

Ciarán has been a Director of PHP London and the PHP UK Conference committee Chairperson.