Jessie ‘Chuy’ Chavez is Engineering Manager of the Data Liberation team in Chicago, part of our Privacy, Safety and Security (PSS). The Data Liberation Team created Google Download Your Data and the Data Transfer Project, which systematically provides users control of their data in Google products, and he recently celebrated 13 years at Google. Chuy was named to the Crain’s 2015 Tech50 list of people to know in Chicago’s technology community. Apart from his main job, Chuy spends his 20% time coordinating education outreach and participating in diversity efforts in the Chicago office such as the Code.org/CS4All initiative in Chicago Public Schools, the Google.org sponsored Robot Revolution, the Chicago Public Library robot and hotspot checkout program, and many other initiatives with local educational and community partners. He has also spoken to tens of thousands of students to help inspire the next generation to pursue careers in Computer Science. Born and raised in Chicago to Mexican immigrant parents from Michoacan and Monterrey, Chuy extends his technical expertise to many communities and social justice causes in Chicago and Latin America, including serving as a human rights monitor in Honduras and a media volunteer for #Caravana43 from Ayotzinapa, Mexico.
Engineering Manager, Google - Data Liberation Front