Mr Ben Scott

Mr Benjamin Scott

Developer- Open Data and Innovation

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Division of Diversity and Informatics
http://benscott.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com

Specialisms

Agile Project Management, AngularJS, CKAN, Drupal, Informatics, NodeJS, Open Data, Open Source, Python

Summary

Currently Data Portal Lead Architect, managing the development of the Museum's new open data platform (data.nhm.ac.uk). I also developed a live crowdsourcing workflow for Science Uncovered 2014, a public showcase of the Museum's digitisation work (http://su2014.benscott.co.uk/). Previously I worked as senior developer on the Museum’s EU-funded ViBRANT project, helping build the Scratchpads scientific data collaboration platform. Before joining the Museum I ran Brighton Digital, contracted to build websites for public sector and charitable organisations including Comic Relief, AgeUK, the NHS and Greenwich University, along with many SMEs. I also co-founded and built richseam.com, an award winning tech startup using linked open data to power music recommendations. I am an open data, open science and open source enthusiast, and enjoy finding creative solutions to digital challenges.

Qualifications

Degrees

History BA (Hons), University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Information Systems (PG Dip), University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Highlighted publications

Bachman S, Moat J, Hill A, De laTorreJ, Scott B (2011) Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: geospatial conservation assessment tool. ZooKeys, 150 : 117 - 126. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2109

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, et al. (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 : 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, et al. (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys, 50 : 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Publications

Bachman S, Moat J, Hill A, De laTorreJ, Scott B (2011) Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: geospatial conservation assessment tool. ZooKeys, 150 : 117 - 126. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2109

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov V, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 : 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Agosti D, Catapano T, Smith V (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZooKeys, 50 : 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, Blagoderov V, Roberts D, Smith V, Brake I, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Johnson N, Morris R, Sautter G, Chavan V, Robertson T, Remsen D, Stoev P, Parr C, Knapp S, Kress WJ, Thompson F, Erwin T (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys, 50 : 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Harman KT, Scott B, Roberts D (2009) Scratchpads: a data-publishing framework to build, share and manage information on the diversity of life. BMC Bioinformatics, 10 (Suppl 14) : S6 - S6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S14-S6

Introduction

Summary

Currently Data Portal Lead Architect, managing the development of the Museum's new open data platform (data.nhm.ac.uk). I also developed a live crowdsourcing workflow for Science Uncovered 2014, a public showcase of the Museum's digitisation work (http://su2014.benscott.co.uk/). Previously I worked as senior developer on the Museum’s EU-funded ViBRANT project, helping build the Scratchpads scientific data collaboration platform. Before joining the Museum I ran Brighton Digital, contracted to build websites for public sector and charitable organisations including Comic Relief, AgeUK, the NHS and Greenwich University, along with many SMEs. I also co-founded and built richseam.com, an award winning tech startup using linked open data to power music recommendations. I am an open data, open science and open source enthusiast, and enjoy finding creative solutions to digital challenges.

Qualifications

Degrees

History BA (Hons), University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Information Systems (PG Dip), University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Highlighted publications

Bachman S, Moat J, Hill A, De laTorreJ, Scott B (2011) Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: geospatial conservation assessment tool. ZooKeys, 150 : 117 - 126. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2109

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, et al. (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 : 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, et al. (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys, 50 : 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Publications

Publications

Bachman S, Moat J, Hill A, De laTorreJ, Scott B (2011) Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: geospatial conservation assessment tool. ZooKeys, 150 : 117 - 126. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2109

Smith V, Rycroft S, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov V, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZooKeys, 150 : 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Agosti D, Catapano T, Smith V (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZooKeys, 50 : 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, Blagoderov V, Roberts D, Smith V, Brake I, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Johnson N, Morris R, Sautter G, Chavan V, Robertson T, Remsen D, Stoev P, Parr C, Knapp S, Kress WJ, Thompson F, Erwin T (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZooKeys, 50 : 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Harman KT, Scott B, Roberts D (2009) Scratchpads: a data-publishing framework to build, share and manage information on the diversity of life. BMC Bioinformatics, 10 (Suppl 14) : S6 - S6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S14-S6