As a former program fellow with the Resilient Communities Project and Open Technology Institute at New America, Andy Gunn partnered with communities to build and govern their own digital communications using the principles of Community Technology.
During his time as Senior Field Engineer at the Open Technology Institute, Andy worked on the Community SEED Grants project, which provided funding assistance and technical support to 11 community-controlled infrastructure projects in 10 countries. Prior to that he co-developed and piloted the “Digital Stewardship” approach to community technology with partners in Detroit and Brooklyn. He also co-developed a large suite of documentation and training tools for community wireless networks - the Commotion Construction Kit.
Before joining New America, Andy worked in public and community radio as station engineering staff at WAMU 88.5 FM and as a technical and training coordinator for Prometheus Radio Project. He continues to provide engineering consultation for community radio groups to design and build local stations to provide a voice for their neighborhoods. He is currently on the Board of Directors for free103point9, a transmission and new media arts organization in New York State. Andy has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York.