What is the professional background of the people who have found themselves working in open data? And how are their careers likely to develop in the future?
The answer to the first question is that: it’s very diverse. A session at Open Data Camp 5 heard from people who had started out as foresters, commercial under-writers and as architects. And from people who had begun their careers in large DIY chains and councils.
Just one participant had been recruited to an open data project from university. And he had studied history while he was there.