CEO of ScraperWiki
Francis Irving, CEO of ScraperWiki, is a computer programmer living in Liverpool, England. He was founding developer at mySociety, which for eight years has made innovative democracy websites. In 2004, TheyWorkForYou was the first website to scrape a Parliament and make a better interface for citizens, inspiring the Sunlight Foundation. Other sites Irving helped make at mySociety include FixMyStreet, the first national interface for reporting graffiti, potholes, etc., and WhatDoTheyKnow, the first interface for making Freedom of Information requests in public. In his earlier career, Irving founded developer tool TortoiseCVS. He has a first class degree in mathematics from Oxford University.