John Layt is the digital data officer for the 100 Minories project,responsible for the managing the large amounts of data produced by the project and developing new software tools to help record and manage
the data.

John recently switched to archaeology after a 22 year career in the IT industry, working for large financial institutions and utilities. He has over 6 years experience in community archaeology in London, Kent and Pompeii, where he has dug mainly prehistoric and Roman sites and supervised at field schools. He is a senior volunteer with the Thames Discovery Programme where he helps run the local community archaeology groups and has a major research interest in the Tudor foreshore at
Greenwich. John has previously worked for MOLA and studied archaeology part-time at Birkbeck and Leicester. John is also active in the Open Source software and Open Data communities, an ethos that he believes should also be applied in the archaeological world.

You can find John on Twitter @odysseus_nz where he regularly tweets about the intersection between Thames archaeology, open source software, and cats.

All articles by John Layt

Overview of Apps & Plugins software development project

John Layt

Apps & Plugins : project rationale

John Layt