Francis Irving

Francis Irving
CEO, ScraperWiki Ltd.

Website | @frabcus

Francis Irving, CEO of ScraperWiki, is a computer programmer living in Liverpool, UK.

He was founding developer at mySociety, which over the last 8 years has made the world’s most innovative democracy websites. In 2004, TheyWorkForYou was the first website to scrape a Parliament and make a better interface for citizens, inspiring the Sunlight Foundation.

Other sites Francis helped make at mySociety include: FixMyStreet, the first national interface for reporting graffiti, potholes etc.; WhatDoTheyKnow, the first interface for making Freedom of Information requests in public.

In his earlier career, Francis founded developer tool TortoiseCVS, which with its successors is used by tens of millions of people. He has a first class degree in Maths from Oxford University.

Sessions

Business & Industry, Mission City B4
Piyush Lumba (Microsoft), Francis Irving (ScraperWiki Ltd.)
One of the most significant challenges faced by individuals and organizations is how to discover and collaborate with data within and across their organizations, which often stays trapped in application and organizational silos. Read more.

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