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 ran 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 on Twitter, microblogging on Mastodon.. I tend to upload media to Flickr, You Tube, Soundcloud and Slideshare. I generate metadata on Trakt TV and Diigo. Network professionally at Linkedin and dabble more socially on Facebook.