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Looker Pledges 1%

By Daniel Mintz
Chief Data Evangelist at Looker

October 16, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA

Powering the Greater Good with Better Data

Looker has been embedded in its community since the very beginning. That’s actually why we’re headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA. Our founder and CTO, Lloyd Tabb, was a long-time Santa Cruz resident who’d raised his family there and taught middle school in the community. So when he was starting his own company, he didn’t want to start it “over the hill” in Silicon Valley, but right in his own community.

And as Looker has expanded to offices in New York, Dublin, London, San Francisco and beyond, Lookers have found ways to give back to the communities they live and work in. From packing backpacks for school children who are living in homeless shelters in NY to cleaning up the river in Santa Cruz and learning CPR in Dublin, Lookers are passionate about contributing back to their communities.

But as the company has grown, we’ve been thinking about how we can give back in a more formal way. And we’ve asked ourselves ‘what we can uniquely give back’? Not surprisingly, what we realized is that Looker is uniquely qualified to provide reliable, self-service access to data. And while not every nonprofit needs that, plenty of charitable organizations are struggling with the same data chaos that their for-profit peers are.

That’s why we’re so excited to announce Looker for Good, our way of giving back to our communities and the groups that enrich them.

Looker Pledges 1%

The first component of Looker for Good is that Looker is joining Pledge 1%. We’re pledging 1% of our product to charity, as well as the employee time needed to help the charities we give Looker to be successful.

Continue reading article here: https://looker.com/blog/powering-the-greater-good-with-better-data

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