Dan Leveille (born August 5, 1988) is a web developer and entrepreneur.
In January of 2007, Dan created BookMaid, a used textbook exchange for Rochester Institute of Technology. It was originally named RITBook, but RIT threatened legal action upon Dan for the domain name, claiming it was trademark infringement. Dan also created rit.edu/go/eat, an iPhone web application aggregating hours of facilities on campus.
With his passion for LGBT activism via the internet, he started a social entrepreneurship project called Equaldex, a crowdsourced knowledge base for the LGBT movement, featuring LGBT rights maps, LGBT rights timelines, LGBT organizations, and LGBT news. Equaldex also has a LGBT blog, covering LGBT equality issues.
Passions and interests
- Graphic design (logos, web design, desktop publishing, typography and Adobe Photoshop)
- Photography, specifically portraits
- Entrepreneurship (social entrepreneurship, startup companies, innovation)
- Marketing (personal branding, online identity management, viral marketing and guerrilla marketing)
- Social media (deviantART, Twitter and Facebook)
- Search engine optimization
- Web development (web applications, iPhone web application, PHP and MySQL)
- Sociology and sociology of the Internet (Internet culture, relationships, celebrities and virtual communities)
- LGBT activism
Dan has created the following articles:
Dan is a significant contributor of the following articles:
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