Cian Foley; From Applied Computing to kettlebell world champion

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing graduate, Cian Foley. Photo credit; Anton Krieger

BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing graduate, Cian Foley. Photo credit; Anton Krieger

Currently working with Kyckr, Cian Foley has gone on to reach major personal success over the years, from huge weight loss to winning world titles

BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing graduate Cian Foley is now working at Kyckr in the Arclabs as a Senior Software Developer and Researcher.

Follow on success

Cian has had huge success since graduating from WIT, which included becoming a two time European, Pan-American and world champion in kettlebell lifting in the last three years.

At a more local level, Cian published the Deise Dictionaries of Waterford Slang as well as the website, www.slang.ie.

According to Cian, the broad range of modules in the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing made the course interesting and highly useful once he graduated.

“I had a fantastic time at WIT. I studied modules from database, electronics, and microprocessors to pure coding and Java. Getting practical experience from my placement before I graduated meant I hit the ground running when I found employment in TSSG straight after graduating.”  

Entrepreneurial flair

Cian spent the bones of a decade working at TSSG before becoming self-employed following a Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management as part of the South East Enterprise Platform Programme (SEEPP), where he won South East Entrepreneur of the Year.  

Some advice

“The best thing about college is meeting like-minded people both students and lecturers. The lecturers are friendly and knowledgeable as well as the facilities on site being great. I have very fond memories of my experience.”

If you’re curious whether or not computing is for you, Cian suggests first looking at the core subjects.

“Computing is a very exciting field because you can apply your skills in so many ways. It can be a very challenging career and a bit introverted at times as you're solving puzzles all the time, so it's important to get away from the screen, interact with others and exercise regularly.”

Don't Eat for Winter Diet

Having gone up to 18.5 stone after graduating from college, Cian began researching diet, which led to the publication of his new book ‘Don’t Eat for Winter’, which he believes outlines key reason WHY people have problems losing weight and puts forward a straightforward solution known as The DEFoW Diet.

Don't Eat for Winter Diet

two time European, Pan-American and world champion in kettlebell lifting in the last three years.

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