Jack Gilmore

Technical Lead, Open Data Scotland

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Jack Gilmore is a full stack software developer with experience of working in the public sector and academia. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Computing Science and Spanish from the University of Stirling in 2019. As an advocate of free and open-source software, many of the projects he has worked on either consume or produce open data. Most recently, he has been involved as the technical lead for the Open Data Scotland project, with over 2 years of work being put into opendata.scot so far. His contributions to the open source and open data community culminated in him being recognized in November 2022 when he was awarded the Open UK award in the Young person category. In the past, he has made use of his skillset with GIS datasets to help create OpenWasteMap (openwastemap.uk), a web application which uses data from OpenStreetMap to display recycling centre locations, their accepted materials and opening hours.