I provide digital consultation services in the areas of open data, social media and creative digital projects.
Previously, I was Implementation Manager at Digital Birmingham where I led on the team’s work on open government data, including policy and strategy development. I also project managed the city’s Civic Dashboard web application which uses open data to visualize the requests made by the public of the city each day.
Before that I was technical lead for the Aston Pride ‘Computers in the Home’ project which created a wireless community network across the area, providing PCs with Internet access to families through local schools.
I am involved in running a number of informal events such as the Hyper WM unconference and Brewcamp, a bi-monthly meet-up for people interested in innovative uses of technology in local government. I have a strong interest in encouraging and facilitating digital innovation and collaboration in organisations.
I am involved in a number of Hyperlocal blogs: B13.org.uk and We Love Balsall Heath and I’ve been known to help at the odd Social Media Surgery.
Currently I am working on the International Aid Transparency Initiative, a global aid transparency standard whose aim is to make information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand. I am also involved in the Hello Culture programme of events; helping to support digital projects with arts and cultural organisations.