Andrew Sliwinski is the Director of Learning Products at the Mozilla Foundation and co-founder of DIY.org “a creative online community for kids.” Prior to starting DIY, Andrew co-founded the city of Detroit's first hackerspace where he focused on spreading digital literacy. While in Detroit, Andrew worked with area education institutions including the Detroit Public Library, USSF, and Detroit Public Schools to help bring technical and media skills to the city’s residents.
An advocate of open engineering practices, Andrew contributes to various open source software projects and has released over 40 individual software libraries. Most notable amongst his contributions have been projects related to natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, and API design. Andrew is a member of both the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Trained as a designer and engineer, Andrew has worked with various national and international organizations during his career including: Hewlett-Packard, Volkswagen, Toyota, Universal Music Group, and General Electric. His work as a creative technologist has been displayed in The Museum of Science & Industry, Carnegie Hall, and The Museum of Modern Art.
Co-founder and Chief Maker