Andrew Burton

Coordinator of Web and Data Services


Passionate and effective advocate of Open Data. Successful manager of Information Technology teams. Full stack web developer with 20 years of industry experience.


Skill Keywords
Open Data Policy Outreach Advocacy Infrastructure
Management Leadership Budgeting Strategy Public Service
Web GIS Vue LAMP JavaScript HTML5 PHP Laravel MySQL
Databases MySQL RDBMS SQL Server Oracle


Coordinator of Data Services (Acting), City of Winnipeg

2020-01 — Present

Management of the IS (Information Services) and GISS (Geographic Information Systems Services) teams, as well as the Corporate Web team, and the duties of the Open Data Administrator

  • Demonstrated leadership during transition to Work-From-Home, by initiating reasonable reporting requirements, and transitioning to daily stand ups from weekly meetings.
  • Managed multi-million operating budget.
  • Successfully submitted multiple capital projects.
  • prioritized and executed multi-faceted Open Data portfolio, while managing GIS, IS and Corp Web teams.
Open Data Master Data Management Portfolio Management Leadership Policy Development Outreach Budget Development Project Management GIS Management Strategic Planning

Open Data Administrator, City of Winnipeg

2016-06 — 2020-01

Open Data advocacy, outreach, and development. Working with all the departments to develop the Open Data program. Supervision of the Corporate Web team.

  • Expanded and developed the Winnipeg Open Data program by persuading department leaders to release high value datasets. Promote ideals of openness and transparency within the civil service.
  • Program efforts led to recognition of Winnipeg as second most Open City in Canada on the Open Cities Index, up from tenth in 2016.
  • Worked with many external organizations including the Province of Manitoba, TechMB (formerly ICTAM), the University of Manitoba and Winnipeg, and various incubators like North Forge and Decision Works.
  • Developed several Open Data backed web applications, and designed processes to expand this work.
  • Supervised the corporate web team to provide guidance and experience on web best practices and lead the web transformation project to modernize the website.
Open Data Public Service Data Science Leadership Outreach Education Policy Development Strategic Planning Performance Management

Senior Programmer Analyst, Winnipeg Free Press

2009-12 — 2016-06

Internal and external product development. Developed Content Management Systems, Employee Productivity Suites, and high traffic, public facing websites. Work supervision of Junior team members, and web policy development.

  • Led development team for large web-based projects.
  • Built a modular, moustache-based website engine that manages multiple streams of data to produce unique content for visitors to the
  • Rapid development of user management and customer management systems.
  • Worked with multiple third party-vendors for system integration.
  • Created unique visualizations for data-driven journalism.
  • Received Silver award in Canadian Online Publishing Awards for Best Infographic / Data Visualization
  • Key member of internal group dedicated to transitioning the newspaper into the digital age.
  • Implemented automation and cost reduction processes.
PHP MySQL Javascript Laravel 3rd Party Integration Payment Systems Data Mining and Analytics Policy Development

Senior Web Developer, Rainy Day Software Corp

2006-12 — 2009-12

PHP/ASP/Perl/.NET website contract development, database administrator

  • Implemented maintainable and extendible web projects using Code Igniter development framework.
  • Developed full feature content management systems for small to medium sized business.

Web Developer / Project Manager, Nutech Digital Corp

2002-09 — 2005-05

PHP/ASP/Perl/.NET website contract development, database administrator

  • Developed full featured content management systems for small to medium businesses.
  • Windows 2000 / Linux / SunOS Server administration.

Web Developer, Self Employed

2001-09 — 2002-09

Contract web development


Jr. System Architect, OzNetwork Pty Ltd

2000-11 — 2001-05

Yahoo-like web portal for Australians



Cofounder, Open Democracy Manitoba

2010-05 — Present

Policy contributor, occasional web development, worked with government organizations to improve transparency.

Open Data Open Government

Cofounder, QRb

2012-02 — 2016-01

GIS mapping based custom mobile landing pages for directions to a specific location.

LAMP Ruby On Rails Javascript

Cofounder, Babylolly

2008-01 — 2016-01

A complete, private social networking site marketed towards new families. Capture moments that parents of newborns would want to share with their families and friends, but might not feel comfortable sharing on more public social networking sites.

LAMP Social networking JavaScript


Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba

1995-09 — 2000-05

Graduated Deans Honour List


Council Voting Records


Open Data backed Vue application, displaying EPC Voting records

Winnipeg Nuisance Mosquito Trap Counts


Novel javascript visualization of Winnipeg mosquito trap counts

Winnipeg Free Press


Moustache based widget templates, drawing from multiple data sources and combined on the fly.

Shared Canvas Drawing


Playing around with javascript and canvas, a shared drawing website that was built in a weekend.


Silver Medalist, Canadian Online Publishing Awards


Second Most Open City, Public Sector Digest


References available on request