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How do? I’m Zach.

Zach Beavuais

me, looking into the far distance

So, a few years ago, I tended to spend my working time explaining emerging tech ideas (generally around Linked Data, Open Data, and APIs) for a UK-based Semantic Web company called Talis. I helped people tell stories, edited an industry magazine, blogged, podcasted and hosted events.

Over time, I found the role evolving naturally into looking after the people involved in our tech, and my business cards changed from “evangelist” at a software company to “community manager,” at a data startup called Kasabi (a data marketplace incubated by Talis).

Yesterday, I joined the team here at ScraperWiki, and will be helping out with storytelling, events, blogging and no doubt many other things to help turn needs into ideas. They’ve hired me to look after the people using their code, and to find ways of meeting new communities of data scientists and other data-centric specialists.

It looks like the people here are keen to grow and learn, and that’s something I find very attractive in a company. I’m excited to be here, and look forward to meeting folk I haven’t yet (hi), and to catch up with old friends involved in data and its associated emerging buzzwords.

I’m also keen to learn the backstory of ScraperWiki from people in-house, and those who read up on it here. So, please, please drop me a line, and tell me what I should know while I’m still new! You can find me other places online, where I sometimes tweet, take snapshots, and blog about other things like coffee.

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