Data Engineering the Left

Austin Weisgrau

I am a data engineer on the Left. I am currently on staff at Working Families Party. I have also worked with BlueLabs and Movement Labs.

I believe we need powerful social movements to win transformative social and environmental legislation. I worked for 4 years as a community organizer building power for economic and environmental justice in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Once the pandemic hit and much community organizing work transitioned online, I worked with Movement Labs to help send 50 million voter registration and turnout texts in the lead up to the 2020 election. I learned that tech tools can support the frontline organizers who are building people power. Now I build automations & data pipelines for progressive political organizations to help them get more done, work smarter, and make better use of their data.

Working Families Party | Data Engineer | January 2023 - ongoing

BlueLabs | Data Engineer | March 2022 - December 2022

Movement Labs | Data & Automations Engineer | July 2020 - February 2022

Jewish Youth for Community Action | Program Coordinator | September 2018 - February 2020

SEIU Local 1021 | Organizer | October 2016 - August 2018