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 www.sciencecapital.co.uk) 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.

2013 is also the year I am learning to code. Beginning with PHP, Python, Django & researching 'Big Data' technologies in order to expand my data analysis skills, apply them to the web & do data-centric web development in 2014 in my spare time.