James Smith

James Smith


Treasurer Party Leader Chair of Executive Board

James is a technologist and software engineer, passionate about using web technology and open culture to make a better future for everyone, particularly environmentally and socially.

In his day job, James currently leads the Labs programme at the Open Data Institute, working on open data technology and software tools.

James has been a software developer for over 17 years working in a variety of industries including biometrics, flight simulation and visual effects, and more recently in web-based projects focusing on climate change and open data. He obtained a PhD from the University of Surrey creating new 3D graphics algorithms in 2003.

In 2015, James stood in the UK general election for Something New in his home constituency of Horsham.

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