Hello! I'm a freelance full-stack developer, specialising in data analysis and data visualisation. I help clients turn complex data into useful websites and interesting stories. Work with me: [email protected]
I helped Private Eye map all the land in England owned by overseas companies. The Eye wrote more than 30 related stories, the map was discussed in Parliament, and we were 'highly commended' in the British Journalism Awards.
Back in 2008, I put the Domesday Book online, for free, for the first time. (If you go to the National Archives site, you have to pay to see it!) It even has an API, which the British Museum uses in its projects.
I wondered how travel time to London affected house prices. So I calculated it for UK stations and graphed the commuter zone visually. Search it to see your nearest station, or find out more about it from Nestoria.
I got frustrated by not being able to find the kind of shoes I wanted online. So I built a search engine for shoes. You can use it to search more than 20 UK stores, from Anthropologie to Zara.
Back when Android was brand new, I decided what it really needed was a notebook app with 18th-century fonts. More than 300,000 people downloaded the app, before I retired it in 2012. They gave it an average rating of 4.3 stars.
I work with large companies, non-profits, government and startups. Corporate clients include Marks & Spencer, RAND, Morgan Stanley, and Channel 4. Startup clients include Axon, Nestoria, ElasticHosts. Non-profit clients include the Government Digital Service and Oxford University.
I did a BA in English and MPhil in computer science at Cambridge, studying natural language processing and speech recognition. After that I worked in the City of London, then became a full-time developer.
Past talks: include 11 Things You Didn't Know About D3 at both OxfordJS and LondonJS in October 2013. Another talk about D3.js at GOTO Aarhus in October 2013. D3: Journey to the Source at the London D3 User Group in March 2013. D3: Data-Driven Delight at Front-End London in January 2013. Ten Things I've Learned about DataViz (pdf) at Hacks and Hackers London in July 2012. Opening up Domesday Book (pdf) at Wikimedia UK Annual Conference in May 2012.