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About the site

The site was conceived one October 2005 morning in the shower. It’s my playground, where I muck about with things and test new stuff. An unkempt repository of thoughts, ideas, experiments. It’s a dump. Intentionally.

About me

I’ve been working on and around the web since about 1995. Trained as a botanist, I had three sequential though rather different roles during 19 years at Kew Gardens, covering just about every information related angle of this wonderful scientific institution and visitor attraction. Having got into the exploration of open data, APIs and hacking in my spare time, I then took a bit of a leap into the unknown and joined Europeana as ‘Creative Industries Community Developer’, splitting my time between The Hague and the British Library, whilst visiting 13 European countries inside two years, several more than once! Returning to the relative tranquility of a UK based institution, I have now spent two years at the Imperial War Museum as ‘Data Developer’ helping to uncover the data, content and stories in their amazing collections and data repositories.

My main interests revolve around creating digital products especially using open data, visualisations, crowdsourcing, mapping …

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