Simon is a planner with a passion for developing civic technology. Self taught in programming, he has been developing web applications and software for 10 years. In 2012, Simon founded 3Pikas to build and develop Civicly a civic engagement and crowdsourcing platform – bringing value to cities involved in creating better communities through the use of technology and open data. Simon has built crowdsourcing software applications and platforms for clients in Canada, United States and Australia. Simon holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the School of Planning at Laval University. He is a former adjunct instructor at the Yukon College teaching courses in Geographic Information Systems and spatial analysis.