Andrew joined Lighthouse in August 2013. His background is in design, web technology, connected communities, and making. At Lighthouse, Andrew leads on the development and production of a selection of programmes of digital culture and art. Andrew also co-founded Brighton Mini Maker Faire, the festival of DIY technology and grassroots innovation; and Hardware Startup, a network for hardware makers and entrepreneurs. His interest is in the opportunities opened up by ubiquitous access to digital tools, and the power of networked communities to innovate, create and effect change.