Will Engler is the lead engineer of Plenar.io, UrbanCCD's platform for open data. Engler focuses on helping researchers, policy makers, and civic hackers spend less time sifting through spreadsheets so they have more time to analyze open data and build new applications on top of it. Active in the Chicago Python community, Engler believes that open source tools are critical for transparency and replicability in both science and government. He earned his BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.