In the latest of Lynchpin’s WAW+ events we were joined by Girish Gupta, founder and CEO of Data Drum, former reporter for Reuters, Cambridge graduate, and data-enthusiast.

It was during his time at Reuters, reporting on the cocktail of political and economic crises Venezuela was facing, Girish saw first-hand the level chaos and injustices which can occur when people do not have access to a reliable hub of simple, clear, honest data. A few years later, Data Drum was born.

Data Drum is a one-stop-shop, available on desktop and mobile, which uses webscraping and Government APIs to provide up-to-date macroeconomic information to users as efficiently as possible.

Girish’s presentation took us on a round trip journey that really put our work as data professionals into some new contexts, hitting home for many people in our audience.

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who could make it! For updates about upcoming WAW+ sessions, be sure to follow Lynchpin on Twitter, LinkedIn and Meetup.