International Aid Transparency Initiative

I have done some work for the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). I also wrote some more IATI code at the Data Development Challenge hackday.


I am on the committee of the Cambridge University Computing and Technology Society (CUCaTS).

Physics Degree

I'm currently studying Physics at the University of Cambridge.

Digital Rights

I am a member of the Open Rights Group and PPUK, and also a supporter of the FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe).

Freedom Dreams

For several years, Freedom Dreams was my webblog. Due to server changes it dropped offline, and I have decided not to reinstate it, since most of the information on it is in some way out of date.

Hack Days

I go to various hack days, when I can.

CUCaTS Puzzlehunt

I've been involved with the CUCaTS puzzlehunt in 2012 and 2013.


Libreapps was my attempt at creating free software webapps. At it's most complete state, I had a semi-usable webmail client (that I built myself, very much inspired by GMail) and an RSS client (mostly code borrowed from another client) and single authentication system.

Unhappy with the way I'd structured things, I've tried restarting this project mutltiple times, but never got very far.

The website is currently disabled ( redirects here).

This Website

( 1st December 2012 — present )

Unless otherwise specified, text Copyright 2012—2013 Ben Webb (, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

This site makes use of the Noto Sans font. Copyright 2012 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved. Released under the Apache License, version 2.0

The site is powered by a small Django project that I wrote, using several third party libraries.


( 1st September 2009 — 31st October 2009 )

Pokebook is a revolutionary service, distilling online social interaction to it's purest form. As it's CTO I was responsible for developing the engaging software platform.

Pokebook was a sponsor of the OggCamp Open Source Unconference.

Freedom Socks

( 16th July 2008 — 23rd November 2008 )

Freedom Socks was a podcast, that I co-hosted with Joe Henthorn.