The best marketing is really nothing more than the dissemination of information to an audience—through storytelling and good promotion. A dedicated open knowledge advocate, Dominic has spent over a decade innovating in the cultural heritage sector for just that purpose. His specialties include metadata, rights and open access, APIs, and crowdsourcing—all seen through the lenses of ethics and equity. Dominic is one of the world’s leading exponents of leveraging Wikipedia for cultural institutions. Programs he’s managed have been responsible for sharing millions of digital assets and generating hundreds of millions of page views for organizations such as the US National Archives, the Digital Public Library of America, and the Smithsonian Institution. He is equal parts tool builder and community organizer. He has designed APIs and international conferences, written press releases and Python bots. Above all else, Dominic’s dream is a world that is more curious, collaborative, and accessible—and his greatest strength is in his vision to achieve these goals through a combination of both technical solutions and capacity building.
Aside from his work interests, Dominic’s other passions include em dashes, cute animals, patterned socks, and being an endless font of trivia. His greatest joy is traveling and sharing many nerdy life experiences with his best friend, wife, and 1909 boss, Lori.