Ed is a biologist, bioinformatician, Drupal developer and ex-physicist with an interest in the orthopteroid insects groups, particularly stick insects and cockroaches. He has been using Scratchpads for a number of projects since 2007, and joined the team in 2008 recording how-to screencasts to help our early users through the teething stages of the project. These days Ed is mainly involved in the eMonocot project, developing new functionality for the botanical community and to allow users to export their data via DarwinCore Archives. Outside of the Scratchpad project he works for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature and is also involved in a number of citizen science projects (e.g. the Lyme Regis Digital Live Science Experiment). He will describe species in exchange for cheese.