alarcombe's picture
United Kingdom
Current Role(s): 
Solutions Architect

Professional Info

Industries Worked In: 
Telecoms, Heritage, Education, Archaeology, Publishing, Healthcare, Transport, Government

Personal Info

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Software delivery professional with a track record in delivering enterprise level digital transformation projects.

Flexible and adaptable I usually work at many levels - a typical day might see me with business stakeholders discussing product strategy in the morning, and running code through a debugger in the afternoon. A certified scrum master, I believe strongly in the benefits of agile ways of working and am an advocate for scrum, kanban, effect/impact mapping and lean working practices.

I regularly present on topics including the process of how to deliver software more effectively, and the use of geospatial technologies in content management systems. I hold a BA in History and Archaeology and an MA in History of Ideas from the University of London. I'm an individual member of the Drupal Association and vice-chair of BCS's Location Information Specialist Group.

Specialities: Scrum, Lean UX, Drupal, PHP, Behaviour Driven Development, MySQL, Solr, Web applications.

With a proven history of building complex solutions for high-profile clients, career highlights include:

• International Travel: developer lead on a high traffic, complex infrastructure, international travel commerce site
• Publishing: hands-on technical delivery lead on a paper-to-digital transformation project and ecommerce paywall for an international publishing company
• Telecoms: responsible for producing one of the earliest SaaS platforms, delivering coverage maps for 3G cellphone networks
• Geospatial: technical lead and architect on a high-availability, multi-terabyte, air photography imagery delivery system for a national mapping agency


Member for
9 years 11 months
At least 1 edit
Drupal Contributions: 

Contributed new modules, ports
Contributed patches to core and contrib modules
Contributed to issue queues
Spoken at conferences
BoF lead at DrupalCon London 2010

Areas of Expertise: 
Lead Developer
Scrum master
BDD Practitioner
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Prague 2013
DrupalCon Barcelona 2015

Credited on 1 issue fixed in the past 1 year


Drupal Association Individual Member

alarcombe helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

My mentors: 

2 people list alarcombe as a mentor

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I helped organize DrupalCon
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC