Anil Dash

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Anil Dash
Anil Dash at SCS 2007
Born (1975-09-05) September 5, 1975 (age 38)
Occupation Director, Expert Labs

Anil Dash (/ɑːˈnl ˈdæʃ/; born September 5, 1975) is a blogger, entrepreneur, and technologist.[1] He is currently the Director of Public Technology Incubator Expert Labs, a "Government 2.0 initiative that aims to connect United States government projects with citizens who want to become more involved in the political discussion".[2] He is also a partner at, a "next generation strategy consulting firm" that focuses on media and technology.[3]


Previously an independent technology consultant and new media developer for the Village Voice, Dash was the first employee of Six Apart, the makers of Movable Type, TypePad, and Vox, and served as its Vice President and Chief Evangelist until moving to Expert Labs.[4] In 2003 Dash was one of four bloggers featured on the PBS series Media Matters. He has also spoken at events such as Northern Voice and the Web 2.0 Conference.


Aside from his professional role at Six Apart, Dash participated in two prank-like activities that gained attention on the Internet: in 2004, he was the winner of the "nigritude ultramarine" search engine optimization contest,[5] and in 2005 he was photographed and printed in the New York Times on June 2, 2005, Fashion Thursday section in a Threadless t-shirt mentioning the web site[6]

Personal life[edit]

Dash was born and grew up near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A longtime resident and vocal fan of New York City, he lived in San Francisco for a time but returned to New York City.


  1. ^ "Who's This Guy - Anil Dash". 
  2. ^ Bilton, Nick (January 13, 2010). "One on One: Anil Dash of Expert Labs". New York Times. 
  3. ^ Hatch, Lauren (25 February 2010). "Michael Wolf and Anil Dash Brace Media for the New World". Business Insider. 
  4. ^ Reagan, Gillian (November 18, 2009). "Dash to D.C.! Tech Guru Will Head Gov't Incubator, Digitize Democracy". New York Observer. 
  5. ^ Terdiman, Daniel (July 8, 2004). "Single Post Wins Google Contest". Wired News. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  6. ^ Rosenbloom, Stephanie (June 2, 2005). "Loosing Google's Lock on the Past". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 

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