Gavin Broughton

I am a analytical, highly motivated & positive person currently working as a Systems Analyst for a large Loss Adjusters in Birmingham (UK).

Outside of work, I like to connect people, thus have a keen interest & active role in some Birmingham community groups.
I attend as many Tech Events as possible & also enjoy Music & Photography a great deal.

In an effort to facilitate community interaction, creativity and potentially new businesses in 2012 I started to organise my own events in Birmingham themed around Open Data & Smart City agendas.

Throughout 2013 I continued to organise events which began with Understanding the Data Revolution (on behalf of the non-profit organisation and will continue with my new monthly meetup brand "Ideas & Beers" which aims to help people engage by talking about any ideas they wish, over a relaxed drink.

I am currently slowly learning to code PHP, Python & R programming languages as well as researching 'Big Data' technologies in order to be able to create data-centric web applications.