Simon Bennett

Senior Software Developer

Portrait of Simon Bennett
Portrait of Simon Bennett

Find out more about Simon Bennett

When did you join iHASCO?

I joined iHASCO in November 2020 (I've still not met my team face-to-face!).

What do you do there?

I'm a software developer, I work with the business (and sometimes clients) to maintain and build features for the training suite and the LMS.

What did you want to do when you were at school?

Many, many things. I wanted to make scale models for sci-fi films. I love that these fantastic spacecraft were made from quite mundane bits and pieces.

What do you get up to when you’re not at iHASCO?

Long-distance cycling, and gardening. We've now got an allotment too!

Where in the world would you most like to go?

At the moment I'd love to visit Damascus. A very, very old city.

What’s your favourite food?

Mezze. I love mixing and matching.

Tell us something we don’t know about you…

I lived and worked in Moscow for two years after university.

Favourite book or movie?

There are so many! I enjoy anything thought-provoking. Parasite is currently leaving a lasting impression. I've watched it twice, which I haven't been inspired to do for a while. Solaris (Stanislav Lem) is a really good read if you want your mind blown.