Andy McGovern is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft. He received a BA in Computer Science and Spanish from DePauw University, and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Andy has been with Microsoft for ten years, and he works on machine learning technologies that power natural language understanding for Bing and Cortana. He helps coordinate Microsoft’s annual Giving Campaign in October, which helps employees give time and money to 17,000 501c3 nonprofits each year. Each year he also organizes a group of Microsoft employees and medical professionals who do a week of medical service in Ecuador.
Andy is a subscriber and regular listener of over 20 podcasts (including KUOW, of course). These podcasts make Andy look forward to his domestic chores like laundry and dishes. Andy lives in Kirkland with his wife Jill and their one-year-old daughter.