Senior Editor of Design and Delivery
The Chicago Reporter
David Eads has been combining software engineering and media since building his high school newspaper a website in 1996. He helped found the Invisible Institute where he designed and maintained The View From The Ground, a publication about Chicago public housing. In 2005, he helped create FreeGeek Chicago, a community-based computer refurbishing and recycling organization that continues to serve thousands of people a year. He has worked at Fermilab, the Chicago Tribune, NPR, and ProPublica.