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About me

Unofficial short bio

I am a Space-invader. I will happily recruit the help of friends to aid me in getting what I want. I have no tolerance for people getting in my way, and I am completely relentless until any threats or opposition are removed. I try to be down-to-earth, but something always seems to get in the way. What Video Game Character Are You?

Official short bio

Simon Woodside is the founder and CEO of Semacode Corporation, maker of software for reading barcodes with mobile phones. He is a University of Waterloo-trained Computer Science graduate with experience managing the Mac OS X on Intel project at Apple in California and several open-source projects.

Quick professional timeline:

  • new media design (early 90s, Southam)
  • computer science degree (1996-2001, U of Waterloo)
  • darwin programmer, program manager (1999-2001, Apple Cupertino)
  • founder (2004, Semacode)


I'm purposefully difficult to get in contact with because I like to manage my time spent on the phone carefully and I don't particularly like to travel.

If you want to contact me, the best and fastest way is to send me an email. If you want to video chat, well, read my Video Chat HOW-TO.

Organizations I'm in or was in

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