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Andy Wright


Adjunct Faculty

As a 2nd generation programmer, who started at the age of 6, and with over a decade of experi-ence in Information Technology and Product Development, Andy Wright explores many aspects of the software development lifecycle in both large and small businesses.

Wright is actively a consultant at Robots & Pencils, where he works with clients to craft and real-ize vision. There, he builds server architectures to support games and mobile apps, in financial and ed-tech industries.

Previously, Wright was the Chief Software Architect at The Learning House, who acquired his company, Acatar, a startup that was founded at CMU. There, he led and participated in the devel-opment of products that support hybrid classrooms and online learning.

Wright crafted support systems for distributed applications, such as The Media Bar, a music ex-ploration and point-of-sale (POS) kiosk that was found in Starbucks Hear Music stores. He ana-lyzed the needs of large, distributed organizations: UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh; to in-vent, design, architect and develop user friendly workflows and solutions to meet PCI, HIPAA, JCAHO and grant funding compliance in various applications, including UPMC’s primary POS.

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