9 min read, 21st May 2018
Simon has a passion for the web and believes it can make the world a better place when used responsibly. He is interested in making usable digital products that work for everyone, open data, web standards, and the intersection of creativity and technology. He was a school governor for four years and is a Trustee of the Cambridge Film Trust.
His career in technology started early, coding games in BASIC on a BBC Acorn Electron at the age of 10. Simon went on to study English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University. While there he learnt HTML, helped start the first Varsity Online website and started his journey on the web. Shortly after university Simon redesigned the Anglia Ruskin University website and founded Studio 24 in 1999.
Simon is involved in many aspects of client projects from digital strategy to technical consultancy, project planning, web application architecture design, hosting and security infrastructure, PHP consultancy and development. He has coded in PHP for two decades and is a Zend Certified engineer. He also has an interest in user experience and communication and helps design and prototype web applications, blogs and writes guides for our clients, and is a speaker at local and national events.
Simon believes in sharing knowledge and mentoring others. Studio 24 regularly accepts interns and work experience students from the UK and Europe, he’s been involved in a range of community groups such as Refresh Cambridge, the Web Standards Project and currently runs PHP Cambridge.