Crispin is an occasional developer, diverse team and project manager, and heritage IT analyst/consultant.
A scientist and archaeologist by training, with many years' experience in fieldwork, academic archaeology and Historic Environment Records, Crispin joined exeGesIS in 2001 to work on the HBSMR product for Historic Environment Records. Under his management, HBSMR has gone through two major upgrade cycles, and the user community has continued to grow year on year. The HBSMR team has expanded accordingly, and Crispin believes the success of the product reflects and depends on the strength of the team, with Steve Ellwood, Sylvina Tilbury, Keith Westcott, Abby Hunt and Emily Pennifold all bringing deep skills and experience.
Extra modules and a web API have been added, with Crispin working on coding and design with developer colleagues including Paul Mills and Hartmut Tschauner. Crispin and the team also contribute actively to national heritage initiatives whenever possible; for example exeGesIS's involvement in the Heritage Gateway helped that project to become a success, while the SHINE project for Natural England has dramatically improved the processes for heritage protection through agri-environment schemes.
Crispin joined the exeGesIS management team in 2006, and now takes an active role in technical business development, managing our team of developers, and managing projects.
Recent projects of note - all joint efforts with colleagues of course - have included the development of a Buildings at Risk Survey Android app for the North York Moors National Park, a web site for Exmoor's Historic Environment Record, and the release of HBSMR version 4. Crispin was also instrumental in persuading a motley relay of exeGesIS staff to go running in the hills at 3am and whatever else it took to complete the South Wales Traverse 2013.
Outside work, Crispin enjoys fell running, cycling, family, and brown beer, though not necessarily in that order.