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Make Data Work
5–7 May, 2015 • London, UK
Francis Irving

Francis Irving
CEO, ScraperWiki Ltd.

Website | @frabcus

A technology leader, Francis created the original TortoiseCVS, which has improved version control for tens of millions of people. He was a founder of TheyWorkForYou and WhatDoTheyKnow, which show the world how to use scraping and good user experience to improve democracy. Irving has a BA in mathematics from Oxford.


13:45–14:25 Thursday, 7/05/2015
Privacy, Law, & Ethics
Location: St. James / Regents
Francis Irving (ScraperWiki Ltd.)
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Better data collaboration is vital for every organization. For the UN's Humanitarian division it is particularly hard--they work in hundreds of countries, in emergencies and natural disasters. This talk describes the Humanitarian Data Exchange, answering such questions as: what motivates busy, front-line staff to share data? How do you measure the success of a data collaboration platform? Read more.