Ed MacKenzie brings twenty years experience in software development experience in both the commercial and public sector. Alongside that he has a passionate interest in history, economics and a range of humanities disciplines which pair with extensive experience working in the digital humanities field. In this capacity he has worked at Kings, Sheffield, Cambridge and Oxford. His principal role at the Edinburgh Futures Institute and Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS) is to promote the latest techniques, technologies and methodologies to researchers and to research projects which have a significant digital component. Ed also runs and administers ‘tei-service’ which is intended to support and foster digital humanities projects involved in text transcription. His current projects include migrating the ‘Medieval Dedications of Scottish Saints’ and the ‘Survey of Scottish Witchcraft’ from legacy sites to more modern and open source alternatives and developing a new version of the ‘Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English’ project.