Michael Peacock (www.michaelpeacock.co.uk) is an experienced Senior/Lead Developer and a Zend Certified Engineer from Newcastle, UK, with a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Durham.
After spending a number of years running his own web agency, managing the development team, and working for Smith Electric Vehicles on developing their web-based Vehicle Telematics platform, he currently serves as a CTO for Ground Six (www.groundsix.com), an ambitious tech company, where he leads the development team and manages the software development processes.
He is the author of Drupal 7 Social Networking, PHP 5 Social Networking, PHP 5 E-Commerce Development, Drupal 6 Social Networking, Selling Online with Drupal E-Commerce, and Building Websites with TYPO3. Other publications Michael has been involved in include Mobile Web Development, Drupal for Education and E-Learning, and Jenkins Continuous Integration Cookbook, for which he acted as a Technical Reviewer.
Michael has also presented at a number of user groups and conferences including PHP UK Conference, Dutch PHP Conference, ConFoo, PHPNE, PHPNW, and Cloud Connect.
You can follow Michael on Twitter, @michaelpeacock, or find out more about him through his blog, www.michaelpeacock.co.uk.