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Published: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:55:24 +0000

 



Steve Boneham (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Steve Boneham works as a learning technologist at Jisc Netskills. This increasingly involves helping people consider how a digital storytelling approach can help them communicate the benefits and impact of their work in a way that engages their audience. This has included training with University research and service units, Jisc-funded projects and public sector organisations. In other work, Steve tends to bang on about WordPress and mobile.



Thom Bunting (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Thom Bunting works on project management and web development at the Innovation Support Centre, UKOLN, based at the University of Bath. With extensive training in project management and more than 20 years of experience managing leading-edge developments, he is particularly interested in how the golden rules of technical project management can be tailored to variously challenging environments. Whether projects are commercial or academic, delivering small-scale incremental changes or large-scale transformations, he believes that it is important to focus on fundamental principles of project management designed to address key risks and to increase the prospects of delivering expected benefits.



Lynn Boyle (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Lynn Boyle is Programme Convenor (level 8) for the BA Childhood Practice and a lecturer on the Teaching Qualification in Further Education at the University of Dundee. Prior to this, she was employed as a lecturer at Dundee College and before that as Development officer in Childcare at Dundee City Council. Her early career was in direct childcare including a 1 year post in Rome, Italy, when she learned conversational Italian. She is interested in teaching and learning in the tertiary education sector and has become more interested in digital literacy and promoting student personal learning networks as they work through their studies. Lynn's teaching is informed by her practice experience, as is her recent entry into the world of research. She has worked with many colleagues across the University to increase her own personal learning network and has found common interest in distance and e-learning to be extremely useful.



Christopher Eddie (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Christopher Eddie is Web Officer in the Public Affairs Directorate of the University of Oxford Christopher studied Architecture at Edinburgh University. Between 1994-2002 he worked in London beginning in graphic design, then lecturing in IT/graphics/multimedia in FE and HE colleges, then IT/web consultancy and web design for the Greenwich Enterprise Board. In mid 2002 he went AWOL for 2 years. Since 2004 he has lived in Oxford, initially biding his time in print design for Elsevier then working on its intranet before landing his dream job at Oxford University in 2007. His favourite projects so far are the Wall of 100 Faces, Oxford's iTunesU channel and Oxford University - The Official Guide App. Christopher is a member of the team which supports use of social media services at the University of Oxford.



Christopher Gutteridge (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Christopher Gutteridge works as the Linked Open Data Architect at the University of Southampton. He is lead developer for data.ac.ukdata.ac.uk (launched in March 2013) and in 2012 accepted the Times Higher Education award for "Outstanding IT Initiative of the Year" for the data.southampton.ac.uk project. Before working on Linked Open Data services, Chris was lead developer for EPrints. Chris is a strong supporter of Open Standards, Research, Access and Data; but puts the emphasis on pragmatic rather than perfect solutions.



Martin Hawksey (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Martin Hawksey is an advisor at the Jisc Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (CETIS), a national advisory and innovation centre supporting the UK Higher and Post-16 Education sectors on educational technology and standards. His current work covers multiple aspects of open education and digital scholarship, his knowledge of social networks and analytics being applied in a number of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Martin regularly develops ad hoc tools for collecting and analysing data shared on his blog MASHe.



Tony Hirst (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Tony Hirst works for the Open University.



Lisa Jeskins (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Lisa Jeskins is a freelance trainer and information professional. Lisa provides training for information professionals across the UK and has worked with the British Library, NHS Libraries and various university libraries. Lisa specialises in providing training on social media, coping with change, customer service and train the trainer. Before going freelance full time this year, Lisa worked as a Promotions and Outreach Officer at Mimas.



Clare Kennedy (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Clare Kennedy is Digital Communication Officer at University of the Arts London. Currently leading the content stream of UAL's website redevelopment project, Clare believes content strategy can be a force for good within all web projects - even higher education web projects!



Sheila MacNeill (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Sheila MacNeill joined Cetis in 2004 as a part time secondment from Learning and Teaching Scotland where she was a learning technologist involved in creating web based teaching and learning resources. In 2006 Sheila moved to Cetis on a permanent basis. Sheila's main areas of interest and work are around the user experience of using and implementing technology for teaching and learning. Much of her work recent work has involved supporting a number of Jisc programmes including curriculum design and delivery distributed learning environments and developing digital literacies. Sheila is currently active in exploring the implications and potential of analytics to support teaching and learning; the learner experience of MOOCs and exploring the notions and realities of "digital" institutions.



Hanna Miettinen (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Hanna Miettinen works as consultant trainer at Jisc Netskills where she specialises in helping people create effective web content. With a background in journalism, she has experience in writing web copy for diverse audiences. She has a flair for design and leads on media production as part of Netskills' digital storytelling team.



Edward Miller (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Edward Miller is a graduate of University of Sheffield. In his final year reading Philosophy & Psychology, he formed Re:Axive, a digital marketing company, specializing in interactive imagery & maps. The company produces large scale 'gigapixel' photos that can be tagged through Facebook, 360 degree imagery and is trusted by Google to produce Street View imagery. Earlier this year Edward's company helped the University of Sheffield become the first University with Street View inside their buildings.



Mike Nolan (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Mike Nolan is Head of Web Services at Edge Hill University where he is responsible for development of external Web sites and a portal service for staff and students. Michael has previously facilitated sessions at IWMW on a variety of topics and regularly posts about HE web development topics on the Edge Hill Web Services blog.



Nitin Parmar (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Nitin Parmar is responsible for exploring and supporting technology enhanced learning in the Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office at the University of Bath. His current interests include: the 'flipped' classroom; promoting reflection upon the development of graduate employability skills; and exploring augmented reality as a means of innovating within public engagement activities. Nitin brings wider sector context and has bid for, received and contributed to several JISC and Higher Education Academy (HEA) funded projects, based both at the University of Bath and further afield. Nitin is a founding Steering Group Member of the ESTICT Special Interest Group, a professional network which explores the pedagogical benefits of classroom technologies.



Kirsty Pitkin (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Kirsty Pitkin is a professional event amplifier and social media consultant. She spends her time between events researching better ways to amplify conferences and workshops to a wider audience using the professional and social networks of the participants. She regularly blogs about this work at the Event Amplifier website. Kirsty has worked with institutions within the higher education sector to provide a solid research base for social media engagement strategy development. She also collaborated with the University of Bristol and UKOLN on the Jisc-funded Greening Events II Event Amplification Toolkit, which provides information and best practice guidance for event organisers within higher and further education who want to maximise the benefits that social media and online tools can offer as part of a green, open approach.



Rich Pitkin (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Rich Pitkin specialises in filming and editing video interviews and event presentations. He works with event amplifier Kirsty Pitkin to provide live video streaming services and produce video footage for use on social media channels.



Mark Power (2013)
Mark Power is a researcher in Educational Technology at the University of Bolton. Based at the Institute for Educational Cybernetics, Mark has also been involved in supporting the work of JISC eLearning Programmes through the JISC Innovation Support Centre, CETIS. While interested in many areas of the use of technology in learning, Mark's focus is now on the rapidly evolving and expanding area of mobile technology and how best to utilise this to deliver institutional services, learning and the relationship between a user's mobile technology and how it can join up personal learning environments with institutionally controlled systems.



Richard Prowse (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Richard Prowse is a digital strategist in Higher Education and co-Founder of Bath's first content strategy meetup - passionate about brand, content, information architecture and user experience. A graduate of the University of Leicester, in 2011 he joined the University of Bath as Web Content Manager, responsible for bath.ac.uk. In 2011 while working for Bournemouth University he was shortlisted for the Vice-Chancellor's Unsung Hero of the Year, for his contribution to the University's web development. Richard also regularly speaks at conferences and meetups about Content strategy.



Kate Robinson (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Kate Robinson is the University Librarian at the University of Bath where she is responsible for developing and delivering library & archive strategies and services. Having worked as a librarian for over 20 years in a variety of sectors, she particularly enjoys exploring the potential and use of emerging technologies.



Marie Salter (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Marie Salter is e-Developments Manager in the central e-learning team at the University of Bath supporting staff across the institution in their use of technologies to enhance the student learning experience. She is involved in a number of projects and currently leads a pilot of web conferencing tools at the University.



Helen Sargan (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Helen Sargan has been a webmaster since 1994, and in IT since 1990. A career before that as an editor in scientific and medical textbooks and journals gives a different perspective on information. 2012/13 saw the redesign of the University web templates and their installation into Drupal and Plone. Currently absorbed in supporting the new templates and managing and supporting a Plone-based content management service that is migrating sites into them.



Nick Sheppard (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Nick Sheppard is Repository Developer at Leeds Metropolitan University and Technical Officer for UKCoRR (UK Council of Research Repositories). Nick has a particular interest in integrated research management infrastructure including repositories and CRIS (Current Research Information Systems).



Adrian Stevenson (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Adrian Stevenson is a Senior Technical Innovations Coordinator at Mimas, a national centre for technical innovations and data hosting based at the University of Manchester. Adrian has been working on a range of projects since being at Mimas: 'Linking Lives', 'WW1 Discovery', the JISC Discovery Management Framework and a technical review project for the Manchester Museums and Galleries Partnership. These projects are primarily about advocating open data as well as implementing open APIs (application programming interfaces) and Linked Open Data technologies. Adrian previously worked at UKOLN managing the LOCAH Linked Open Data project (http://archiveshub.ac.uk/locah/), the JISC Observatory project (http://blog.observatory.jisc.ac.uk/) and the SWORD project (www.swordapp.org). Adrian has played the guitar for a number of years in various bands, and has made several records. He's a director and trustee of the Manchester Jazz Festival (http://www.manchesterjazz.com/), blogs about jazz (http://theringmodulator.blogspot.com), writes occasional reviews for the Jazzwise magazine website and hosts a radio show on Manchester's ALL FM 96.9 station.



Stephanie Taylor (2013)

2013-06-26Wed, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Stephanie Taylor is a library & information researcher, consultant and trainer/facilitator with a background in academic libraries. Stephanie also worked for over five years on the 'dark side' as a project manager & engineering team leader for a library software company. She occasionally use that experience to write documentation and wrangle developers for HEI software development projects. Stephanie's main interests are in all things digital library, social media, digital copyright, repositories, Open Access and Open Development. She also likes to work in the grey area of being a dumb user among developers. She likes to talk about her professional interests and knitting on Twitter, as @criticalsteph She also likes yarn, tea, cake, cocktails, chocolate and shoes and will consider working for any or all of these things! Stephanie currently works part-time as a freelancer and part-time for UKOLN at the University of Bath. You can contact Stephanie for more specific information on current and previous projects or for a chat about possible work at criticalstepht@gmail.com



Owen Stephens (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Owen Stephens has been working in Library and IT services within the Higher Education sector for over 15 years. As well as a strong technical background, Owen has been on the management team of the library services of two leading UK Universities, and has been responsible for a number of innovative projects at both institutional and national levels. For the last 3 years Owen has been working as a consultant, working with Universities and Libraries in the UK on a wide variety of projects, from strategic planning to software development.



Colin Work (2013)

2013-06-27Thu, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Colin Work trained and worked as a Librarian in Dublin but was seduced into the IT support world by the University of Southampton where he developed and supported information services for many years. He has been involved with the web since 1993. After being side tracked into the world of ITIL and a stint as a problem manager, he has now got back to his roots providing web support for the University of Portsmouth Library. He also manages the Pixstel stock image library. Colin would like to be a photographer when he grows up.



Neil Allison (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Neil Allison champions usability and user-centred design at the University of Edinburgh through his work with the University Website Programme. He is also a member of the Scottish Usability Professionals Association.



Alex Bilbie (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Alex Bilbie is a developer at the University of Lincoln working towards the concept of the "connected university" by opening up disparate data stores, adding sexy RESTful APIs on top and then promoting people inside and outside the university to build awesome things with the data. Alex developed the Common Web Design HTML5 and CSS3 presentation framework, runs the data.lincoln.ac.uk platform, built an OAuth 2.0 powered single sign-on platform and has created countless little hacks which bolt systems together.



Phil Barker (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Phil Barker is a Learning Technology Adviser for JISC CETIS with interest in the management, description, dissemination and discovery of learning resources, especially open educational resources. He has been working in the field discovery and selection of learning resources on the web for 18 years, and is a member of the Technical Working Group of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI.net) which extended schema.org in order to describe learning resources. He hasn't been this excited about metadata since 2003.



Steve Boneham (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Steve Boneham is a learning technologist at JISC Netskills. His work involves research and staff development to help people understand the potential of emergent technologies and make effective use of them. His interests include WordPress, mobile technologies, web design, blogging, digital storytelling and online training.



Thom Bunting (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Thom Bunting works as Project Manager and Web Manager in the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN.



Paddy Callaghan (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Paddy Callaghan has over ten years' experience of web development and has expert knowledge of all aspects of a project life cycle, and has a longstanding interest in the web and web development and has recently been honing his skills in responsive design. Paddy has several years of agency experience and currently practices in the HE sector at the University of Bradford.



Keith Doyle(2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Keith Doyle has worked in education since 1993, including time at what is now The Manchester College as Web Master and the University of Salford as Web Content Architect. He has been a freelance information architect since 2010.



Christopher Eddie (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Christopher Eddie is Web Officer in the Public Affairs Directorate of the University of Oxford Christopher studied Architecture at Edinburgh University. Between 1994-2002 he worked in London beginning in graphic design, then lecturing in IT/graphics/multimedia in FE and HE colleges, then IT/web consultancy and web design for the Greenwich Enterprise Board. In mid 2002 he went AWOL for 2 years. Since 2004 he has lived in Oxford, initially biding his time in print design for Elsevier then working on its intranet before landing his dream job at Oxford University in 2007. His favourite projects so far are the Wall of 100 Faces, Oxford's iTunesU channel and Oxford University - The Official Guide App, which is the subject of his workshop.



Rob Englebright (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Rob Englebright is a Programme Manager in the JISC eLearning Team. He currently works on the technical aspects of the JISC #coursedata Programme, including the standardisation of XCRI-CAP as BS8581. Rob also oversees the JISC LTIG programme and is the admin of the JISCMail Champ-curriculum list for Further Education. Prior to working at JISC Rob was the Senior Architect for Digital learning at Becta, managed the NLN implementation team and worked in Further Education as manager, lecturer and instructor over 13 years. In his free time he builds robots, draws a weekly webcomic and drinks tea at his allotment shed.



Claire Gibbons (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Claire Gibbons is the Senior Web and Marketing Manager at the University of Bradford, managing the Web and Marketing teams within Marketing and Communications. Claire has worked in HE for 15 years - she was a VERY early starter ;) - nearly 11 of those in web. Claire has facilitated sessions at IWMW previously on the University's CMS project journey (see the details for the sessions in 2007, 2008 and 2009). Claire is currently the Deputy Project Manager for the JISC project on Course Data: making the most of course information - Stage 2 through which a new interest and enthusiasm for Enterprise Architecture has been developed.



Marieke Guy (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Marieke Guy works for UKOLN and has been involved with the Institutional Web Management Workshop series for many years: as a co-chair, workshop facilitator and participant. Last year her role at UKOLN changed and she is now an Institutional Support Officer for the Digital Curation Centre(DCC), working towards raising awareness and building capacity for institutional research data management at HEIs. She deals with researchers and the data they create. Although researchers tend to be a little more precious about their data (!) she feels that many of the issues are also relevant to Web managers and the information they work with.



Martin Hawksey (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Martin Hawksey is e-Learning Advisor at JISC CETIS based at the University of Strathclyde. In between supporting the UK's OER Programme Martin is a master of web mash-ups exploring and crafting solutions for life's little problems. Blogging on MASHe Martin tries to shine a light on the cutting edge on technological development, but often leaves readers blinded by the sun as he chases tomorrow's opportunities.



Tony Hirst (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Tony Hirst is an academic in the Department of Communication and Systems at the Open University, but better known for the OUseful Blog on practical applications of Open Data. In February 2009 Tony and colleague Joss Winn, established WriteToReply, to re-publish the UK Government's Digital Britain Interim Report in a way that allowed readers to comment on each paragraph. This was among a number of experiments to promote greater online public participation in government consultations. In March 2009 Tony created a technique for extracting and presenting subtitles generated from Twitter status updates. Tony won the 2011 "Open Up" contest for his ideas about the use of UCAS data. Tony was described as "brilliant" in The Guardian data blog for his work analysing the use of twitter by journalists. Tony has also been featured in Wikipedia.



Matt Jukes (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Matt Jukes is the Digital Manager for the Medical Research Council. He held various roles at JISC over the course of almost seven years and also worked for the University of the West of England, the Economic and Social Research Council, HEFCE and Becta in a variety of web related roles. He also spent a year working for Jiva Technology, a start-up in Bristol as a Product Manager working on Beanbag Learning and Tutorhub.



Brian Kelly (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Brian Kelly is chair of the IWMW 2012 organising committee. Brian works for the Innovation Support Centre (ISC) at UKOLN, University of Bath which has a responsibility for supporting innovation across the UK higher and further education sector. Brian established the IWMW series of events in 1997 and has been chair or co-chair of the event ever since. Brian has also spoken at all of the IWMW events.



John Kelly (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

John X Kelly is Principal Legal Information Specialist with JISC Legal and is a solicitor with a background in commercial publishing. John studied law at King's Inns Dublin, the University of Sydney and the College of Law in London. His background includes editorial training with Reed Elsevier before helping to progress JISC Legal from a JISC-funded project to a core JISC Service now part of JISC Advance. He is author of "What Does the New "Cookie" Legislation Require us to do?" (updated on 15 Dec 2011) and "Cookies - Six Months Until Enforcement" (updated on 25 Nov 2011) articles hosted on the JISC Legal website.



Miles MacCalman (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Miles McCalman provides project management expertise to a range of Polopoly-driven website developments. He also manages the system administration of the Polopoly service and coordinates liaison between the range of support units feeding into this process.



Sheila MacNeill (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Sheila MacNeill is currently an Assistant Director with JISC CETIS (one of the JISC Innovations Support Centres). Her work in CETIS tends to centre around developments related to teaching practice e.g. learning design, educational content related specifications, enhancement of VLEs e.g. widgets and digital literacies. Before joining CETIS Sheila was a learning technologist with the former LT Scotland, developing web-based resources for the schools sector.



Mark Power(2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Mark Power is a researcher in Educational Technology at the University of Bolton. Based at the Institute for Educational Cybernetics, Mark has also been involved in supporting the work of JISC eLearning Programmes through the JISC Innovation Support Centre, CETIS. While interested in many areas of the use of technology in learning, Mark's focus is now on the rapidly evolving and expanding area of mobile technology and how best to utilise this to deliver institutional services, learning and the relationship between a user's mobile technology and how it can join up personal learning environments with institutionally controlled systems.



Julian Prior (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Julian Prior is e-Learning Technologist in the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Office, University of Bath. He currently provides support to the Widening Participation and CPD Support and Development offices and is currently working on a number of projects ranging from the creation of student-focused screencasts on Moodle 2 to the JISC-funded Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE) project. He recently received an MSc with distinction in Education, Technology and Society from the University of Bristol.



Richard Prowse (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Richard Prowse is a graduate of the University of Leicester. In 2012 he joined the University of Bath as Web Content Manager, responsible for bath.ac.uk. Richard is a digital strategist: passionate about higher education and user experience. In 2011 while working for Bournemouth University he was shortlisted for the Vice-Chancellor's Unsung Hero of the Year, for his contribution to the University's web development. Richard has previously presented at Institutional Web Managers Workshop events.



Marie Salter (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Marie Salter is e-Developments Manager in the central e-learning team at the University of Bath supporting the Widening Participation and CPD Support and Development Offices in their use of technologies to enhance the student learning experience. She is involved in a number of projects and currently leads a pilot of web conferencing tools at the University.



Ben Showers (2012)

2012-06-18Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Ben Showers is one of JISC's programme managers in the digital infrastructure team working on the Library Management Systems programme. This programme of work is currently engaging with areas including: open source software, user experience and usability as well as broader areas of library infrastructure and institutional systems. He is also responsible for work with the PALS metadata group and a usability programme to help embed usability within higher education organisations. Ben also has experience of managing digitisation and impact programmes due to his previous role as programme manager with eContent.



David Sloan (2012)

2012-06-19Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000

David Sloan is an accessibility and inclusive design researcher and consultant from the University of Dundee. His activities include teaching HCI and accessibility on undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, co-ordinating the University's Web Accessibility Support Service, serving as Dundee representative on the European eAccess+ accessibility network and leading a small accessibility consultancy group - the Digital Media Access Group.



Thom Bunting (2011)

2011-07-27Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Thom Bunting is the Web Manager (eFramework and JISC IE Technical Foundations) in the Software and Systems team at UKOLN. In this role he researches and evaluates innovative content management technologies, including the recent integration of RDFa within Drupal versions 6 and 7. Previously his work has included extensive leading-edge web management experience, within commercial and academic contexts.



Ben Butchart (2011)

2011-07-27Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Ben Butchart is a senior software engineer with 12 years experience of web and distributed application development in both commercial and academic (research) environments. For the last 2 years Ben has worked for EDINA, where he heads up a team of 15 software engineers delivering geo spatial services for the HE/FE community. Recently, Ben lead the JISC 'Digimap mobile scoping' project, evaluating current trends and technologies relevant to delivering location based services with the Digimap platform.



Jason Miles-Campbell (2011)

2011-07-26Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Jason Miles-Campbell joined JISC Legal in 2004 as the Service Manager. JISC Legal's role is to ensure that legal issues do not become a barrier to the development and adoption of new information and communication technologies in the UK further and higher education sectors. Jason's job is to efficiently allocate the Service's resources to the many demands on its expertise, to lead in terms of the Service's front line work, and to contribute to the development of its strategy. Jason studied English Law and French Law at University College London in the dark and distant past. In 1994 he became a lecturer in law, specialising in European law, consumer law, and then IT law, and his ten years' experience in higher education included a stint as head of department. In 2004, he moved on to join JISC Legal, and has been assisting the further and higher education sectors in his current role since. In 2008, he added an LL.M. in IT and Telecoms Law from Strathclyde University to his qualifications. Particular interests include copyright law (including the intricacies of open educational resources), access management legal issues, gadgets, travel, Girls Aloud, and haggis wontons (his culinary speciality). Jason can be contacted by email on jason.miles-campbell@jisclegal.ac.uk and by twitter on jasonjisclegal.



Jon David (2011)

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Jon David is a web developer at Eduserv where he has worked on projects for NMSI (National Museum of Science and Industry), the Department for Education and the English RFU. He enjoys using ASP .Net, despite spending his university years learning Java, and is also a dab hand with XML and XSLT. When he is not working, Jon can be found at the gym, in the cinema or on a mountain somewhere with a snowboard.



Keith Doyle (2011)

2011-07-27Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Keith Doyle is a user experience architect. He has worked in education since 1994 at Manchester Adult Education, The Manchester College (as it is now), Manchester Metropolitan University (twice) and The University of Salford. He started working in the web in 1995, specialising in usability testing, usability and information architecture. Since going freelance in 2010, he has had assignments (as a third party) at the University of Lancaster, the University of Sheffield and Aviva. You can contact Keith Doyle at Navopia User Experience on 01904 627120 or by email keith@navopia.co.uk.



Chris Gutteridge (2011)

2011-07-27Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Chris Gutteridge is a Linked Open Data Architect and has been running the Web Systems for the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, since 1997 and still isn't bored. He is also lead developer of the award winning EPrints repository software, used by hundreds of organisations. He strongly believes that tedious work should be done by computers, not people.



Matt Jukes (2011)

2011-07-26Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Matt Jukes is the Digital Manager for the Medical Research Council. He held various roles at JISC over the course of almost seven years and also worked for the University of the West of England, the Economic and Social Research Council, HEFCE and Becta in a variety of web related roles. He also spent a year working for Jiva Technology, a start-up in Bristol as a Product Manager working on Beanbag Learning and Tutorhub.



Paul Milne (2011)

2011-07-26Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Paul Milne is the Web & Documentation Officer at EDINA, a JISC-funded data centre based at the University of Edinburgh, where he has worked since 1998.



George Munroe (2011)

2011-07-27Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

George Munroe founded Platypus consultancy to offer advice on ICT strategy to encourage companies to embrace the latest in internet technology, both in software development and in connectivity. Last year he worked with Netskills to deliver a series of workshops focusing on maximising the effectiveness of online resources.



Nicola Osborne (2011)

2011-07-26Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Nicola Osborne is the Social Media Officer at Edina, a JISC National Data Centre based at the University of Edinburgh. EDINA provides digital resources for staff and students in further and higher education in the UK and beyond. This innovative role involves supporting and advising projects, services and colleagues across EDINA, including monitoring and reporting on social media activity. Nicola regularly gives presentations on social media and is the author of "Amplification and Analysis of Academic Events Through Social Media: a Case Study of the 2009 Beyond the Repository Fringe Event" in "Higher Education Administration with Social Media: Including Applications in Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Alumni Relations and Career Centres" edited by Charles Wankel & Laura Wankel (Emerald 2011). She is one of the organisers for the Repository Fringe unconferences and regularly blogs about social media and related events.



Addy Pope (2011)

2011-07-26Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Addy Pope is a Content Officer for GoGeo based at EDINA at the University of Edinburgh. EDINA seeks to enhance the productivity, quality and cost-effectiveness of research and education in the UK and beyond. Addy is part of the GeoServices team at EDINA which provide access to spatial data through services such as Digimap, Unlock and UKBorders. Addy has over 10 years of experience of working with spatial data and has worked in both the commercial and public sector. Most of this experience has focused on the collection and processing of environmental data for He became a GI scientist by accident while trying to be a glaciologist. You can follow Addy on twitter via @go_geo



Richard Prowse (2011)

2011-07-26Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Richard Prowse is a graduate of the University of Leicester and now works as project team leader and web developer at Bournemouth University, delivering the university's new content management system and corporate website. Richard is a creative technologist: passionate about higher education, web standards, user experience and technology. He was recently shortlisted for BU's Vice-Chancellor's Unsung Hero of the Year, 2011 for his contribution to the university's web development.



Jon Reay (2011)

2011-07-26Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Jon Reay is an experienced digital thought leader, strategist and solution architect, currently heading up Aqueduct's Strategy department. He has led digital strategies for Aqueduct's key clients over the last two years, including Lloyd's of London, British Red Cross, Manchester City FC and ICAP plc. Jon, IT educated, has experience working with a range of web technologies, practices and software products to which he brings significant value to both IT and marketing strategies for clients. Jon has previously worked at Sapient and other worldwide agencies for IKEA, Orange, UK Cabinet Office and Tourism New Zealand.



Helen Setchell (2011)

2011-07-27Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Helen Setchell is Head of Web and New Media at the University of Reading and manages the University's Digital Development team. Her career in information systems began in the early 90s, and her first role in 'web stuff' in 1997. She has held web roles at Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and Bracknell Forest Council. Helen holds a degree in Finance with a masters in Computing Systems. She is a qualified maths teacher, an experienced IT trainer, a Prince2 Practitioner, and ILM qualified. She has a professional interest in information design, usability, marketing and communications, strategy, and process. In what spare time Helen has, she works with an unsigned band. This involves lots of 'digital stuff' and provides a playground for her creative geeky side.



Sharon Steeple (2011)

2011-07-26Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Sharon Steeples started work in the Web and Learning Technology office at the University of Essex in 2001. Working as part of a team, her responsibilities included maintenance and development of the University corporate pages, Web site design, Web support and Web related training for staff. Since 2008, Sharon has worked for the "Dark Side", (a.k.a. Management Information Systems) as a Web Analyst Programmer, and therefore has a unique perspective on the opportunities of MIS/Web team collaborative working. Her special interests are the Mobile Web, ASP.Net, and CSS. Sharon is addicted to gadgets and kittens, and was a professional London theatre director before settling down to her life in Essex. (Twitter: @sharonsteeples)



Joss Winn (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Joss Winn focusses on how technology can be used in Higher Education; working with both staff and students on the use of technology for research, teaching and learning. Currently, his time is spent running JISC-funded projects, supporting the use of WordPress at the university and running the Lincoln Academic Commons, a hub for open source and open access related projects. His research interests include the idea of the 'Commons' and the impacts of an energy crisis and carbon reduction legislation on Higher Education Institutions. Joss will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Wordpress beyond Blogging" with Chris Goddard.



Scott Wilson (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Scott Wilson works for CETIS. He was initially responsible for turning the CETIS site into THE portal for learning technology standards. Scott is an Assistant Director of CETIS, and has a special interest in standards for infrastructure and enterprise integration. Scott will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Course advertising and XCRI" with Erika Jones.



Owen Stephens (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Owen Stephens has 15 years experience working in Library and IT services within the Higher Education sector. As well as a strong technical background, he has been on the management team of the library services of two leading UK Universities (Royal Holloway, University of London and Imperial College London), and has been responsible for a number of innovative projects at both and institutional and national levels. Owen founded the 'Mashed Library' events in the UK "bringing together interested people and doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology". Owen will facilitate a parallel session entitled "FlashMash".



Dave Stanley (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Dave Stanley is Web Marketing Manager at the University of Sheffield. Dave will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Sheffield Made Us - using social media to engage students in the university brand".



Helen Sargan (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Helen Sargan has been slogging away at the Web in Cambridge for as long as it has been around. She has a lively time managing the Web requirements of both the Computing Service and the wider University, and acting as a hub for advice for the other Web managers in the University (which amounts to several hundreds). Helen will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Stylesheets for mobile/smartphones".



Andy Ramsden (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Andy Ramsden took up the role of head of e-learning in February 2008, after being the VLE Operational Manager and Learning Technology Advisor at the University of Bristol. His current interests lie in re-visiting how technology can be effectively used to enhance the learning experience in face to face teaching, factoring in the mobile dimension, and personal learning environments. At the same time re-thinking the staff development model to ensure the introduction of technology enhanced learning initiatives is effective and sustainable. This includes understanding how we might use technology to enhance our staff development models. Andy will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Designing, developing and testing a location aware learning activity using QR Codes ".



Alan Paull (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Alan Paull is an information management consultant for APS Ltd. He works with education providers and course information collecting organisations across the country, advising on XCRI implementation, in addition to briefing DCSF and other partners. Alan will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Course advertising and XCRI" with Scott Wilson.



Brian Kelly (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Brian Kelly is UK Web Focus - a post funded by the JISC which provides advice and support to the UK Higher and Further Education communities and the museums, libraries and archives sector on Web issues. Brian is based at UKOLN. Brian's interests include Web standards, Web accessibility, quality assurance for Web services and innovative Web developments, including collaborative Web tools. Brian is co-chair of the event and will give the welcome with Marieke Guy. He will also facilitate a parallel session entitled "Engagement, Impact, Value: Measuring and Maximising Impact Using the Social Web".



Matthew Hoskins(2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Matthew Hoskins is Web Content Management Project Officer in the Web Team at the University of Leeds. He has had a long career in content publishing to drive a determination to bring what might be seen as 'traditional' discipline to the Web and welcomes the increasing professionalization of web content editorial practices. He is a Librarian and finds this to be complementary with his current duties. He has been based at Leeds for 5 years and previously was in Learning Resources at the University of Bedfordshire for 10 years. Matthew will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Taxonomy: Creating structure across content using metadata".



Chris Gutteridge (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Chris Gutteridge has been running the Web Systems for the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, since 1997 and still isn't bored. He is also lead developer of the award winning EPrints repository software, used by hundreds of organisations. He strongly believes that tedious work should be done by computers, not people. Chris will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Looking at Linked Data".



Chris Goddard (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Chris Goddard is Corporate Website Manager for the University of Lincoln. One of his current interests is the role of institutions and non-human actants in website design and management. He recently completed an MRes using this as a research topic. Chris will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Wordpress beyond Blogging" with Joss Winn.



John Ennew (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

John Ennew is a Software Developer and Chartered Engineer working in the University of Kent Technical Services team. Since completing a Masters degree in systems engineering from Warwick in 2004 he has spent time working in both the public and private sectors developing technologies for the UK education sector. Project's he has also developed at Kent include the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle, and is currently working on integrating Kent's other systems into it. Outside of work, John is an enthusiastic advocate of continuing professional development and organises events and activities for the Kent network of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. John will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Inside the Pantheon: A Dreamweaver framework for managing dynamic content".



Keith Doyle (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Keith Doyle worked in further and higher education for a total of 13 years. He has been Web Content Architect at the University of Salford and Web Master at Manchester College of Arts and Technology (now The Manchester College). Since leaving Salford in 2008, Keith has worked in the private sector, and is currently in the process of becoming self-employed. He has experience of working in a local authority, the banking sector, industry, of working as a contractor, and of setting up a VAT-registered limited company. Keith's technical interests are in user experience - in particular in website navigation, information architecture and live user testing. Outside work, Keith spends time with his family, walking in the North York Moors, and enjoying music. Keith will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Developing Your Personal Contingency Plan: Beat The Panic".



Anthony Doherty (2010)

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Anthony Doherty has been part of the Web Team at LJMU since 2001, helping to maintain and develop all aspects of web-based content provision. A programmer with a background in multimedia design, he is interested in all aspects of web-application development, as well as combining technologies to bring user-experience improvements to existing systems - from content management to online collaboration. Most recently he has been examining Mobile Web development and ways to bring data from a range of sources to small-scale devices. Anthony will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web".



Adrian Stevenson (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Adrian Stevenson is a project manager and technical researcher at UKOLN. He has managed the highly successful SWORD project since May 2008 and also manages the JISC Information Environment Technical Review project. Adrian represents UKOLN and JISC on various activities including Linked Data and the Semantic Web, and standards such as OAI-ORE and SWORD. Adrian has a long-standing interest in Linked Data, having presented on the subject on many occasions. Adrian has also worked for the Learning Technology Services Team at the University of Manchester, and MIMAS, a national data centre based at the University of Manchester, on the JISC-funded JORUM project (2002-2005). Prior to this he was a Web Developer for Multimedia Services at Leeds Metropolitan University (2001-2002) and the Web Editor at King's College London (2000-2001). Adrian first studied Economics and later Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Following this he became a professional guitarist in a number of bands based in London, as well as a Sound Engineer for a number of independent artists including My Bloody Valentine. Adrian will facilitate a parallel session entitled "RDFa from theory to practice" with Thom Bunting and Mark Dewey.



Rich Kirk (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Rich Kirk has worked in online marketing since 2006, starting out at companies in the FMCG and finance sectors before moving to Chameleon Net in December 2008. Chameleon Net is a leading digital agency based in Smithfield, London, core client areas cover NGOs, Universities and other HE centres. Rich has worked on numerous search and social marketing / online PR projects for Chameleon Net's clients, including Sense, RNID, Friends of the Earth, The University of East Anglia, Queen Mary University of London and more. He has also been instrumental in helping Chameleon Net develop its paid search advertising, insight management, and multivariate testing offerings. Rich has a BA (Hons) degree in History from Durham University, holds the CIM Professional Diploma and is both Google Adwords and Analytics accredited. Rich will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Getting Awesome Results from Data Visualisation".



Murray King (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Murray King is a is an experienced Java and C# developer with 15 years experience in object orientated design and development. He has programmed for a wide variety of business domains (scientific, engineering, retail, e-commerce, banking, healthcare) for both blue chip and small company clients. Murray was principal developer for the JISC 'Digimap mobile scoping' project and has previous experience developing location based mobile applications for the commercial market. Murray will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Location Based Services Without the Cocoa" with Ben Butchart.



Matt Jukes (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Matt Jukes is a Programme Manager in the JISC Information Environment team. He is responsible for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and and some of the Repositories Start-up and Enhancement projects. He also oversees the JISC IE Repository based at UKOLN and has a watching brief on IPR and Creative Commons for the team. He was previously a member of the JISC Communications team for almost five years and has also worked at ESRC and HEFCE in various digital manager roles (and briefly at Becta). He also spent a year as Head of Product Management at a Bristol based web start-up. You can see more information on his staff page or his personal page. Matt will facilitate a parallel session entitled "A Little Project Management Can Save a Lot of Fan Cleaning" with Peter Barnes.



Mark Dewey (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Mark Dewey is a Systems Developer in the Software and Systems Team at UKOLN. Mark will facilitate a parallel session entitled "RDFa from theory to practice" with Adrian Stevenson and Thom Bunting.



Stuart Church (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Stuart Church is a user experience consultant based in Bristol, UK. His consultancy, Pure Usability, has provided user research, design, training and strategy services for numerous public and private sector clients. These include JISC, HEFCE, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The University of Bristol, the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency, Marks and Spencer, E3 Media, Process Management International and Zircadian. In 2005, Stuart helped to set up and organise the Cambridge Usability Group before relocating to Bristol, where he is now helps to run the Bristol Usability Group. Stuart will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Usability and User Experience on a Shoestring".



Ben Butchart (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Ben Butchart is a senior software engineer with 12 years experience of Web and distributed application development in both commercial and academic (research) environments. For the last 2 years Ben has worked for EDINA, where he heads up a team of 15 software engineers delivering geo spatial services for the HE/FE community. Recently, Ben lead the JISC 'Digimap mobile scoping' project, evaluating current trends and technologies relevant to delivering location based services with the Digimap platform. Ben will facilitate a parallel session entitled "Location Based Services Without the Cocoa" with Murray King.



Thom Bunting (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Dr Thom Bunting works as Web Manager (e-Framework / Information Environment Technical Foundations) in the Software and Systems team at UKOLN. In this role he researches and evaluates innovative content management technologies, including the recent integration of RDFa within Drupal versions 6 and 7. Previously his work has included extensive leading-edge web management experience, within commercial and academic contexts. Thom will facilitate a parallel session entitled "RDFa from theory to practice" with Adrian Stevenson and Mark Dewey.



Joanna Blackburn (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Joanna Blackburn is the Web Marketing Manager for the University of Salford. Along with a small web and digital team, she is responsible for the management of the University's website and provides advice and guidance to over 200 Salford University web authors. Joanna is also responsible for driving the institution's web and digital communications strategy forward. An advocate of using social media for corporate communications, she introduced the use of social media in her previous role at Manchester Metropolitan University, and is now building on her experience to demonstrate how these tools can be effectively used in a variety of areas within the University of Salford. Joanna will facilitate a parallel session entitled "'Follow us on Twitter' ... 'Join our Facebook group'".



Peter Barnes (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Peter Barnes is an analyst programmer working for It Services at the University of Reading. His main focus is introducing new web based systems, such as the recently launched institutional research repository: http://centaur.reading.ac.uk. Prior to working as a web developer he was an academic librarian based at Senate House, University of Reading and remains a key IT liaison and advisor for information managers and museum service staff at the University of Reading. Peter blogs at The Scruffian's Tech Blog. Peter will facilitate a parallel session entitled "A Little Project Management Can Save a Lot of Fan Cleaning" with Matt Jukes.



Relly Annett-Baker (2010)

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Relly Annett-Baker lives in Brighton with her husband and two small sons. As a result, she thrives on the sea air and can be guaranteed to stand on Lego at least once a day. As well as being the Content Strategist for Headscape, she is employed as live-in domestic staff by two cats who make editorial suggestions such as 'I think it's dinner time'. In between opening cans of Whiskas and writing for clients she frequently pens articles, argues on the Boagworld podcast and reads Japanese manga. Relly will facilitate a parallel session entitled "My superpower is content curation. What's yours?".



Mike Richwalsky (2009)

Mon, 31 May 2010 20:09:00 +0000

Mike Richwalsky is assistant director of public affairs at Allegheny College, a private, liberal-arts college in the US. Mike came to Allegheny in 2002 and is responsible for all web development and many web applications at Allegheny, and has led the college to the forefront of schools using Facebook, Twitter and other social media. He is also a Technology Fellow with the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education, where he does research and teaching on cloud computing. Mike has presented at higher education conferences in the US, including HighEdWeb, EduWeb, Coalition for Networked Information and the Carnegie Mellon University Digital Libraries Colloqium. Mike facilitated a parallel session entitled "Using Amazon Web Services (AWS).



Stephanie Taylor (2009)

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Stephanie Taylor has over fourteen years experience as an information professional. She is currently working on the JISC-funded Repository Support Project (RSP) which aims to assist academic institutions to develop a deployed network of inter-operable repositories for academic papers, learning materials and research data across the UK. The RSP delivers practical advice to English and Welsh HEI's regarding development, implementation and management of these repositories. Stephanie's experience in the library and information sector has included a grounding in academic libraries at the John Rylands University Library Manchester, before progressing to work on projects delivering electronic document delivery solutions to academic libraries throughout the UK. Stephanie is a founder director of Critical Eye Communications (CEC). As well as running seminars on core library skills, CEC's aim is to help people use the latest internet and collaborative technologies in the working environment to their best effect. The bespoke courses and seminars are practically based with the emphasis on getting people to use these tools to make their working lives more efficient. CEC enables people to use simple tools effectively. Stephanie facilitated a parallel session entitled "The Invisible Repository".



Sharon Steeples (2009)

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Sharon Steeples started work in the Web and Learning Technology office at the University of Essex in 2001. Working as part of a team, her responsibilities included maintenance and development of the University corporate pages, Web site design, Web support and Web related training for staff. Currently, Sharon is on secondment to the "Dark Side", (a.k.a. Management Information Systems), and therefore has a unique perspective on the opportunities of MIS/Web team collaborative working. Sharon is addicted to gadgets and kittens, and was a professional London theatre director before settling down to her life in Essex. Sharon facilitated a parallel session entitled "The Mobile Web: keep up if you can!".



Andy Powell (2009)

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Andy Powell is Andy Powell is Research Programme Director at Eduserv, a Bath-based not-for-profit IT services organisation with a charitable mission to realise the benefits of ICT for learners and researchers. As a member of Bath University Computing Services he was the first 'webmaster' at the University of Bath, moving in 1996 to UKOLN where he was involved in a number of European and JISC funded 'digital library' projects. More recently, Andy has liaised closely with the JISC, advising them on the standards and protocols needed to support e-learning and e-research, notably through the development of the JISC Information Environment and the e-Framework for Education and Research.. Andy facilitated a parallel session entitled "Care in the community... how do you manage your Web content?".



Tony Hirst (2009)

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Tony Hirst is an itinerant academic in the Department of Communication and Systems, and member of the Socialearn core project team. He blogs regularly about educational Web technologies and RSS feed powered mashups at http://ouseful.info (although most of his readers would being admit to being confused by most of the posts, most of the time). Tony facilitated a parallel session entitled "Mashups Round the Edges" with Mike Ellis.



Mike Ellis (2009)

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Mike Ellis worked for 7 years as Head of Web for the National Museum of Science and Industry, UK, which comprises the Science Museum in London, Media Museum in Bradford and Railway Museum in York. He now works for Eduserv, a Bath-based not-for-profit IT services organisation with a charitable mission to realise the benefits of ICT for learners and researchers. Mike's interests are in UX, user generated content, ubiquitous computing and innovation and how to lever these for maximum benefit in cultural institutions. Mike facilitated a parallel session entitled "Mashups Round the Edges" with Tony Hirst.



Barry Cornelius (2009)

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Barry Cornelius has been with Computing Services at the University of Oxford since March 2005. He works for the Information Services team of OUCS (which is led by Sebastian Rahtz). He is mainly involved in supporting various web applications for OUCS and for developing OXITEMS, a newsfeed system for Oxford University. He was the technical brains behind the successful launch of Oxford's site in iTunes U. Barry facilitated a parallel session entitled "Time for iTunes U".



Jeremy Speller (2009)

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Jeremy Speller has been involved with the UCL Web presence since 1995. Having headed UCL Web Services for a number of years, Jeremy is now Director of Media Services which, along with the Web, covers AV, illustration, multimedia and photography. Prior to becoming a full-time Web "operative", Jeremy's background was in planning and statistics at UCL and previously at the University of Birmingham. Way back when he ran the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme at what was then CVCP. Jeremy facilitated a parallel session entitled "The Anti-Portal: mashup and forget it" with Russell Allen.



Sebastian Rahtz (2009)

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Sebastian Rahtz in Information Manager at Oxford University Computing Services, where he continues to evangelize for XML content on the web using a decent schema. Given that he is heavily involved in the Text Encoding Initiative, it is no surprise that he produces Web pages written in TEI XML. Before taking up his current post he was director of OSS Watch, JISC's Open Source Advisory Service, and remains an open source evangelist. Sebastian facilitated a parallel session entitled ""Where's the University?": building an institutional geolocation service" with Janet McKnight.



Janet McKnight (2009)

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Janet McKnight is a Web developer at Oxford University Computing Services. She is one of the core team working on the Erewhon project, and was one of the creators of the OXPOINTS mapping service which preceded Erewhon. Janet facilitated a parallel session entitled ""Where's the University?": building an institutional geolocation service" with Sebastian Rahtz.