Andrew Rasiej is a futurist, social entrepreneur, and Founder of Personal Democracy Media focusing on the intersection of technology and politics. He is the Chairman of the NY Tech Meetup, a 35,000-member organization of technologists, venture funders, marketers, representing start up and more mature companies using technology to transform themselves, New York City, and the world. He is the Founder of which focuses on 21st century public education, Co-Founder of, which translates Arabic and Farsi news and opinion pieces into English, and Senior Technology Advisor to the Sunlight Foundation a Washington DC organization using technology to make government more transparent. Andrew lives and works in New York City, and can be followed on twitter at @rasiej.