Anil Dash at SCS 2007
|Born||September 5, 1975|
|Occupation||CEO, Fog Creek Software|
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. He served as its Vice President and Chief Evangelist until moving to Expert Labs. He was the director of 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".
Dash is co-founder and CEO of ThinkUp, an app that offers users advice on their social network profiles. The company is loosely connected to Dash's writing about "The Web We Lost" and to the IndieWeb, the idea that "regular people might own their own identities by having their own websites, instead of being dependent on a few big sites to host their online identity."
Dash was born to Odia parents and grew up near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is a proponent and longtime resident of New York City, apart from a short stint in San Francisco. He is married to Alaina Browne and has one son.
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