I love working on big challenging problems in intense & fast-moving environments, and I really enjoy creating truly beautiful things that are the best that they can be. I want to make the future a fantastic place to be. Lately I've been working on a prize challenge pushing smart young engineers to be more audacious. I've previously worked on Starship at SpaceX, co-invented a patent at Praan, toured the US on a duet Irish music tour, co-founded software startup Rivue, and was the co-founder & creative arts director at Phoenix School of Irish Arts. I've also won two world championships of Irish music on the violin. I also enjoy skiing, mountain biking, anything on water, and racing cars & karts.
Patrick Finley, founder of a non-profit organization, is leading the charge towards progress and innovation among university students. Through the Ladder Job Initiative, rocketry teams from universities worldwide are challenged to build self-landing rockets, with the chance to win substantial prizes. Already, over 20 teams, including notable universities such as Stanford and UC Berkeley, have signed up to participate. Patrick also announced plans to develop a state-of-the-art Rocket Lab at Georgia Tech. While the organization is continuously raising funding, they are also seeking a program director to manage their initiatives. The emphasis is on executing ideas and turning them into tangible results, with a focus on individuals who will bring these visions to life. Although teams face challenges in designing and building their own engines, the organization is exploring the idea of a scalable engine that can benefit numerous teams. Engaging ambitious young individuals in meaningful and substantial progress is a priority, away from trivial pursuits.