Andrew Means is a serial social entrepreneur leading organizations that use data and technology to create impact. He is co-founder of social sector data infrastructure firm BrightHive, founder of Big Elephant Studios which works with social change organizations to use data and technology, and founder of professional development organization Data Analysts for Social Good. He has previously held leadership positions at Uptake.org, The University of Chicago’s Center for Data Science & Public Policy, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago. Andrew is a member of the Board of Directors at Ingenuity Inc. and Chairman of the Board at 10k Windows.
May 8th, 2019 | 33 mins 21 secs
community, developer, nonprofit, open source, tech for good
Our guests this week are Andrew Means of Data Analysts for Social Good and Sean Marcia of Ruby for Good. Both of them run organizations that are involved with using technology to helping non-profits that could use even some simple software or data assistance. We’ll talk about what kinds of work their organizations do, how non-profits differ from for-profit work, how they try to keep projects running over time, and how you can get involved working with technology for good.