Hello! My name is David Needham and I’m a Developer Advocate at Pantheon.
I’ve been building Drupal and WordPress websites for about 12 years, but I’ve had many more opportunities to contribute since joining Pantheon ~3 years ago. I help organize events (including WordCampUS and MidCamp), speak, run training workshops, and help mentor new members of the community.
I take what I learn by being active in the community back to Pantheon so that we’re staying relevant and building tools that are solving real problems. On an average day you’ll find me working on Pantheon’s training curriculum or leading a workshop. Training is a shortcut to success, and I love helping people be susccessful!
Away from the computer, I enjoy board games, experimenting with productivity, and hanging out with my bicycle-loving family. I also volunteer with The Girl Who Wore Freedom, a WWII documentary telling the stories of the French people and the veterans who liberated them.
Ask me anything! I’m happy to talk about all of the above, as well as my perspective on Pantheon, what exactly “WebOps” means to me, or where my favorite life hacks. (I recently put together a presentation on “Tips, Tricks, and Tools” related to presenting that hasn’t been used, so I’m rearing to share that!)