I met a few of you at the coops in tech event hosted by the Media Co-op in Glasgow. My name is Will and I’m based in sunny Edinburgh. I have been a founding member of a couple of non-tech worker coops, namely Tripod - a training and facilitation coop, and The New Leaf Coop, a whole food shop.
I’ve since studied Geographical Information Systems, and am currently a GIS department of one for a green infrastructure charity. This means I do a bit of user support, analysis, scripting, report writing and data(base) management. What excites me in my field that open source GIS software is both maturing, and as a result, exploding into new applications. The combination of open data and open software is becoming more and more accessible and it seems like a great time to be harnessing this for social change.
I’m lucky enough to be working a four day week. I mostly enjoy working less and having time to climb, but do enjoy taking on side projects and collaborating with others.
I hope CoTech will be a place to learn from and collaborate with fellow co-operators, both on the tech and what new models and ways of cooperating are becoming possible.