As part of our news:rewired follow-up coverage, we’ll be posting slideshows of the speakers’ presentations for those who missed it or simply want to recap. See presentations from Rob Minto and Ollie Williams
Citizens are now able “poke the beast of authority” at the touch of a button, according to Francis Irving, senior developer at mySociety.org
Francis Irving, senior developer at mySociety.org, the organisation behind Freedom of Information website Whatdotheyknow.com, shares his thoughts on the future pf public data access in the UK
mySociety is behind some of the most innovative citizen and community projects in the UK: TheyWorkForYou, WhatDoTheyKnow, FixMyStreet, Mapumental, No. 10 Petitions site, PledgeBank, WriteToThem, and others. Its senior developer, Francis Irving, has worked for the charity since 2004 and will be talking about collaborative data projects at news:rewired, along with data expert Tony Hirst, from the Open University.