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Chris Thorpe

Chris Thorpe
Founder/Technologist, Artfinder

Chris is never sure what to say in biographies and tends to introduce himself as someone who makes things, often with code, always powered by tea. His background as a research scientist and his early involvement in Open Access publishing, makes him fascinated and passionate about what happens when data, content, platforms, identity and pretty much anything opens up.

Previously he’s worked on projects as diverse as video archives of Nobel Prize winners, putting contemporary art on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, building best-selling social worlds for children, a developer platform for The Guardian and open data projects with the UK government.

He’s a co-founder and Technologist at Artfinder, a startup which is aiming at being the place to find art anywhere the network touches.

Sessions

Open Data and Web Services
Location: Room 201
Tim Berners-Lee (World Wide Web Consortium), John L. Sheridan (Information Policy and Services Directorate of the UK’s National Archives), Dominic Campbell (FutureGov), Chris Thorpe (Artfinder)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Just under a year ago, on June 10, 2009 the UK government announced its "Making Public Data Public" initiative and tapped Sir Tim Berners-Lee as an advisor for data.gov.uk. In this session you'll hear four fascinating perspectives on the development and impact of UK's Gov2.0 initiative. Read more.
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