Mural Development Team
Ian Watson - Developer
Born and raised in Calgary, Ian began his career as a geophysicist in seismic interpretation and airborne magnetics software development. He has also worked as a technical writer on seismic modeling applications and has been a web developer for over fifteen years.
In 2005, Ian met Karen Storwick after hearing about the Mural fundraising project for The Military Museums, and shortly thereafter purchased what turned out to be the 6th panel Karen sold. He dedicated this panel to his two great grand-uncles who served in the First World War.
After hearing about Karen’s ambitious plans for the interactive version of the Mural, he suggested to Karen that if she ever needed help on the project, he’d be willing to volunteer.
That phone call came a few months later, and in 2006, Ian took over as the primary content developer for the Mural Project.
Along with the other volunteers, without whom this ongoing effort would not have been possible, Ian has considered the opportunity to contribute to this endeavour to be both an honour and a privilege, and an important part in helping to preserve the memories of selfless sacrifice of so many veterans and service personnel who have so nobly served our country.
His other passions include Military History and the mountains.
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