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Dan Huard (born May 23, 1979) is a computer enthusiast and American television personality who resides in San Francisco, California. Huard is best known for his work on the TechTV television program The Screen Savers, an hour-long technology-related variety show.
Huard started out working for TechTV and The Screen Savers in 2001 as an intern. He primarily helped Megan Morrone with her segments for the show as well as working behind the teleprompter. From there he worked his way into a position as a Production Assistant. Once becoming a Production Assistant, he was in charge of all the computer systems on the set of The Screen Savers. This also included most video and audio effects required during segments of the show. Huard also was in charge of screening phone calls for the live televised show.
On March 25, 2004, Comcast's G4 gaming channel announced a merger with TechTV. This move became hugely controversial among loyal fans of TechTV. Around May 6, G4 announced the termination of 250 employees from the San Francisco office by July 10, 2004, allowing approximately 80 to 100 employees to transition to G4's main office in Los Angeles, California if they agreed to relocate there. Huard chose to stay with G4 and moved to Los Angeles.
Huard teamed up with Kevin Rose to create the online video podcast thebroken, which features computer security topics such as password cracking and social engineering. They thereafter began work on another podcast, Systm, which loosely resembles older technology-oriented formats of The Screen Savers. After the success of those shows Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and Dan founded the Revision3 video network and production company.
Huard was a community manager of digg.com. After more than 6 years, he's moved on to viralheat.com as their community manager.