Who am I?

My name is Andy Wegner.

I lead, grow and mentor engineering teams in many industries. I've worked as VP of Software Engineering at a telecommunications company, Director of Engineering at a transportation logistics company and at a company working to improve the hiring process for engineers. I've been an individual contributor at a large manuafacturing company. I've built global teams of engineers and delivered solutions that impact customers worldwide. I've personally built software that covers every aspect of a product's lifecycle in multiple industries.

I am the owner of Viva Printworks (with my wife!), where we create custom designs to put on products. In the future I expect I'll have some posts here about what happens behind the scenes too, to make it successful.

I was the community owner of Team Vipers for 5 years. Vipers was a gaming community, focused mainly around Team Fortress 2, but we dabbled in other games for brief periods of time. I helped the community prosper. I also built a lot of software to help me in managing the community.

I am an elected Moderator on Stack Overflow and participate across the rest of the Stack Exchange network. I moderate Community Building and Hardware Recommendations as well. I've also built a few tools to help keep the low quality content off the Stack Exchange network.


Recent Posts

Stack Exchange Strike - How does the company regain my trust?

Posted on Fri 23 June 2023 in Stack Exchange Strike • Tagged with Stack Exchange, moderation

Stack Exchange moderators are striking. Today I talk about what it'll take to regain my trust. It's not an easy answer.


Stack Exchange Strike - Personal Frustrations

Posted on Wed 21 June 2023 in Stack Exchange Strike • Tagged with Stack Exchange, moderation

Stack Exchange moderators are striking. The strike continues and my frustration grows.


Stack Exchange Strike - Does Stack Exchange Care?

Posted on Mon 19 June 2023 in Stack Exchange Strike • Tagged with Stack Exchange, moderation

Stack Exchange moderators are striking. It's been two full weeks and the progress toward resolution has been minimal at best.


Stack Exchange Strike Update 2

Posted on Tue 13 June 2023 in Stack Exchange Strike • Tagged with Stack Exchange, moderation

Stack Exchange moderators are striking. My update and impression of the last day.


Stack Exchange Strike - Week One

Posted on Mon 12 June 2023 in Stack Exchange Strike • Tagged with Stack Exchange, moderation

Stack Exchange moderators are striking. This is my my summary of the first week.


Joining the Stack Exchange Moderator Strike

Posted on Mon 05 June 2023 in Stack Exchange Strike • Tagged with Stack Exchange, moderation, chatgpt

Stack Exchange moderators are striking. This is my reasoning for why I'm joining.


My thoughts on what remote work will look like in the coming decade

Posted on Tue 23 May 2023 in Side Activities • Tagged with job search, leadership

Return of office, hybrid work, fully remote job opportunities. Where do I think this is going?


The Launch of Viva Printworks

Posted on Sun 21 May 2023 in Side Activities • Tagged with meta, viva printworks

The start of a new project is always exciting. This project is a brand new business: Viva Printworks!


Review of Unreal Engine 5 Generative Motion Graphics VFX Course

Posted on Fri 14 April 2023 in Review • Tagged with review, technical, learning, unreal engine

A review of the Udemy course: Unreal Engine 5 | Generative Motion Graphics / VFX


Review of Learn How To Make A 2D Platformer In Unreal Engine 5 Course

Posted on Tue 11 April 2023 in Review • Tagged with review, technical, learning, unreal engine

A review of the Udemy course: Learn How To Make A 2D Platformer In Unreal Engine 5