Who we are
Good Tech is a global community of data nerds, technologists, product leaders, philanthropists, humanitarians, and do-gooders who believe in the power of responsible technology to make the world a better place.
Good Tech is a global community of data nerds, technologists, product leaders, philanthropists, humanitarians, and do-gooders who believe in the power of responsible technology to make the world a better place. We gather to learn from one another virtually and in-person throughout the year and seek to make our community inclusive for all.
Good Tech was founded by Andrew Means, a leader in the data and tech for good movement. He has worked inside nonprofits, alongside grantmaking institutions, as a technology leader, and started several tech and data for good initiatives. He is a globally recognized leader in how nonprofits can responsibly use data and technology to further their missions.
Good Tech Fest
Good Tech Fest is a series of virtual and in-person gatherings happening every year around the world.
We bring together our community of data nerds, technologists, product leaders, philanthropists, and more to learn from one another, build our capacities for using technology for impact, and wrestling with the challenges and limitations of technology in the social sector.
Originally launched as the Do Good Data conference in 2011, we re-branded as Good Tech in 2018 to create a more inclusive environment for technologists and product leaders who are critical in creating applications and uses of impact data.
About Andrew Means
Andrew Means is a serial social entrepreneur leading organizations that use data and technology to create impact. He is currently Senior Director of Global Impact Data Strategy for Salesforce.org. He is also co-founder of data governance firm BrightHive and founder of Good Tech Fest. 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 VolunteerMatch and Chairman of the Board at 10k Windows.