I'm Phil and I'm a software developer.
I've interests in linked and open data, the semantic web, and open source software. I believe that open data is empowering for the general public and this make it very important, I feel the same way about open source software. Linked data and the semantic web are important to me as I see them as a natural evolution for the world wide web and as such are great tools for change.
I've a growing interest in the ethics of IT and Computer Science, and in data protection for private individuals.
I worked with several programming languages in the last 20 years. My languages of choice are Python and C#, also Java when scraping. I also know SQL, SPARQL, CSV, JSON, XML, RDF.
I have experience scraping web pages, MS Office documents, PDF etc. I've worked with Excel and Open Refine. All useful stuff in the open data world.