Andrew Hart is an accomplished technologist whose practical experience spans many domains. Previously a software engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Andrew has since built and led software teams for both startups and non-profits. Andrew has a keen appreciation for software architecture, the power of open source software, and solving data challenges with applied technology.
As CTO of 211 LA, Andrew has expanded the reach of the agency’s software and its data by finding ways to package and expose its capabilities to third parties through APIs. Under Andrew’s tenure, 211’s transition away from developing internally-oriented tools and towards a more open, API-driven suite of services has gathered momentum and garnered attention. Andrew thoroughly enjoys finding ways to develop better software, and is deeply motivated by 211's goal of connecting people in need to the services that can help them the most.