After being appointed as the web developer for the ON Course project on the 1st of  February, I thought it was about time that I wrote a blog post to introduce myself, so here goes!

For the past 6 months I’ve been working as a Web Developer Intern at the University of Lincoln, working on lots of different things, including open data visualisations and helping to organise the DevXS conference held in November 2011. During this time I’ve also been writing a blog, ‘Ramblings of a Developer’, documenting my work during the internship, discussing events and opportunities in the world of technology, as well as general ramblings or rants.    One of my main interests is open data, which is what makes this project exciting, I’ll be developing useful services and fun visualisations around new collection of open data sets for a full year!

The purpose of this blog is to document the steps that we take and the processes we go through during the course of this project over the next 12 months. The next couple of posts will deal with how I’ve been getting my head around the multitude of data sources that will be being made available over the next few months. Stay tuned!