Liam Andrew is a software developer, media and technology researcher, and musician. His work aims to use technology to extend the reach of researchers and writers in journalism and the humanities, as well as find novel ways to present, organize, preserve, and enrich digital stories.
Liam is Director of Engineering at The Texas Tribune, where he builds and maintains publishing systems, tends to the website’s performance, architecture and user experience, and advises on content strategy and analytics initiatives. Previously, his masters research in MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program explored the intersection of news and cultural heritage, and the ways that journalism organizations can leverage their digital archives. He was also a research assistant at MIT’s HyperStudio, designing and developing tools that support research and teaching in the humanities, including an art event discovery mobile app and a multimedia annotation platform. Liam was a 2014 Google Journalism Fellow with Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, reporting on digital innovation in newsrooms and building applications that support collaborative publishing and news discovery. Prior hats worn have included startup software engineer, book indexer, translator, archivist, paralegal, synth player, and English teacher abroad.