• Andrew Hoppin

    Co-Founder & CEO of NuCivic

    NuCivic’s (formerly NUAMS) co-founder and CEO Andrew Hoppin previously served as Chief Information Officer of the New York State Senate from January 2009-January 2011. There, he led the successful effort to deploy the first major New York State government website using the Drupal content management system, NYSenate.gov, which won “Best of New York” awards for Project Excellence. Andrew was awarded the 2010 New York State Public Sector CIO of the Year by GovTech Magazine, and was named one of the top 50 government CIOs in the United States by Information Week magazine. Andrew’s experience with Drupal dates back to 2005, when he served as Strategy Director for the CivicSpace Labs project, one of the first major Drupal consulting firms. Later, as co-founder of the startup company Goodstorm, he invested in the development of some of Drupal’s earliest e-commerce capabilities.

    Prior to going to work reinventing government IT, Andrew was a planetary scientist studying Mars (at Brown) and studying urban growth from space with remote sensing technologies (Berkeley). Andrew is also an alumnus of the International Space University and the NASA Academy, and a former Board member of the Space Generation Foundation. While working at NASA, Andrew co-founded the NASA CoLab program at NASA Ames Research Center, which increased efficiency and transparency at NASA by building new partnerships between NASA and external communities of practice such as the entrepreneurial technology community, the global open-source software movement, and constituents in the virtual world of “Second Life.” Andrew keynoted the 3,000 person 2010 Drupalcon conference in San Francisco. He serves on the Board of Directors or Advisory Boards of Open Plans, Civic Commons (now Code for America), OpenCongress, and Yenza.

     

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