Dallas Ramsden

AcquiaU Session: 
2015 Summer Session

Wandering Nomad finds AcquiaU

By age 26 Dallas Ramsden had visited every continent on Earth, except Antarctica, to study and experience uncommon situations. Thankfully without a selfie-stick, he was being awe-struck by the likes of China’s Great Wall, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, and his 64 megabyte MP3 music player.

In late 2004, Dallas was severely injured in a train accident in Northwest Thailand. In a coma, fighting meningitis, pneumonia, pseudomonas, and declared clinically dead upon his arrival to a hospital in Bangkok, he decided to level up and live the gift of life on purpose. But first he had to relearn how to walk, talk, and make lame jokes about mummies like himself listening to “wrap” music.

Fierce curiosity, fortune, and timing has allowed him to test autopilot software for the Dreamliner airplane, apply science and mathematics as an oilfield engineer to find oil on the Texas / Mexico border, he was an English teacher in Korea, and joined the Drupal workforce in Wellington New Zealand as a lead developer.

Dallas has been using Drupal since 2008 and joined Acquia in June 2015 to be the instructor for future AcquiaU sessions. Currently he works tirelessly to make learning Drupal, as fun, and as meaningful as possible. His vision is to change the world by contributing revolutionary methods and mechanisms for a new generation of personalized education.

For Dallas, giving back is his passion, Drupal is his modus operandi, and awesome is his pledge.