Dave Bevan

Senior Systems Engineer at BBC News Labs
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Dave has been part of the News Labs team since November 2017, initially on a 12 month attachment from another development team, but within a few months, becoming a permanent member of News Labs. His contribution to the team include sharing his deep understanding and knowledge of many systems used throughout much of the organisation, particularly BBC News. Dave's first day in the BBC was way back in September 1995!

He's been inventing computer-based solutions to broadcast problems since he joined, initially in the BBC News Graphics department where his first role involved looking after the 3D graphics systems we use to explain election results - the famous Swingometer - working alongside presenters such as Peter Snow and Jeremy Vine.

Dave installed the 1st Apple Mac to be used to create on-air graphics for BBC News, created the first ever internal tools web-app - an online image library we call ELVIS, and launched many other products in daily use by 1000's of BBC employees.

Today he continues to write software, develop systems, encourages individuals in the team to build their network, consults on the design and architecture of many of our projects, and actively exploits the network of BBC contacts he's built up over the years to enhance the projects worked on here in News Labs.


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