Ian Forrester, Senior Producer, BBC Backstage, BBC Future Media & Technology
Ian Forrester is senior producer of BBC Backstage, the BBC’s developer/designer network that makes available as much BBC data as possible, under a non-commercial licence, for any member of the public to republish, remix and ‘mash up’. He works with internal and external developers/designers to express their creativity using these BBC feeds and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and is currently working on a series of Backstage university outreach events. Forrester also programmes social activities, including London Geekdinners, and other events including BarCampLondon, the Edinburgh TV Un-Festival and, most recently, Over the Air. He is a founder of the dataportability.org group, which facilitates sharing and remixing of data using open standards. Forrester’s personal Webblog is cubicgarden.com.
Presenter: Track 2: Openness and innovation: Networks, Applications, Data and Design