Online / 6 & 7 February 2021


Simon Willison

Photo of Simon Willison

Simon Willison is the creator of Datasette, an open source tool for exploring and publishing data. He recently completed a JSK journalism fellowship at Stanford, during which he focused on building open source tools for journalism based on his experience working as a data journalist at the UK's Guardian newspaper.

Prior to the fellowship, Simon was an engineering director at Eventbrite. Simon joined Eventbrite through their acquisition of Lanyrd, a Y Combinator funded company he co-founded in 2010.

He is a co-creator of the Django Web Framework, and has been blogging about web development and programming since 2002 at



Title Day Room Track Start End
An open source multi-tool for exploring and publishing data
Saturday D.research Open Research Tools and Technologies 16:40 17:05