The Compleat Hangler


I’m Frank Hangler, a researcher and web developer living in sunny rainy beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

I worked at TELUS for several years, building (mostly internal) web applications. I was a member of a development team working with new technologies. Most of my projects were tools to improve internal collaboration.

In 2013-14, I studied at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, earning a Master’s of Science in the Social Science of the Internet (what a mouthful!). We studied the various social impacts of this relatively new technology — though really, we only scratched the surface. It was a fantastic year that grew my interest in data (Big, Open, and otherwise!), visualization, and smart cities.


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You can follow me on Twitter at @hangler.


The sans and serif fonts used on this site are, respectively, Concourse and Equity, both by Matthew Butterick.

The title is not a misspelling, but a reference. (Even though I’ve only gone fishing once, and didn’t catch anything, the pun was too good to pass up.)