About

Ian Forrester

I’m a advocate for the XML, Open Standards, The Commons and Data Portability.

I live in Manchester, UK.

I’m employed by the BBC and run the BBC Backstage Project, encouraging you to use our stuff to make your stuff*.

I helped bring BarCamp to the UK via BarCampLondon and setup BarCampLondon2 and BarCampLondon3. I’m also known for London Geekdinners and being involved in the data portability group.

I regularly blog, can be found microblogging, planning trips and reading my subscriptions. I tend to upload media to Flickr, Blip.TV, Soundcloud and Slideshare. I generate metadata on Last.FM, Jaiku and Delicious. Network professionally at Linkedin and dabble more socially on Facebook.

Thoughts and ideas of a dyslexic designer/developer