Native Englishman living in France since 2001, Simon is a long term Drupal advocate going back to the early D5 era.
Previous to joining Acquia, Simon co-led a small Drupal services company, Bantalabs, based in France and Senegal, West Africa.
Simon is heavily engaged with the Drupal community: having spoken at several European Drupal events, been on the organising team for DC Paris, and, most recently, leading the Bordeaux Drupal community, which, over the last 18 months, has grown from 5 to 20+ regular attendees.
A major part of Simon’s Drupal career has been dedicated to providing training, both on community and corporate levels. This has most recently led to him taking a part-time role at http://www.escen.fr/, an international “ecole superior” as “Professor Drupal” ;=) This role has required defining and delivering a semester long curriculum, including evaluation points to students studying at Masters level in digital communication and economics.
He lives and works on the west coast of France with his wife, two young children and dog, enjoying all the trappings of living by the sea in a region famous for its Cognac and oysters.