Anil Dash asks: How could our processes and tools be designed to undo the biggest bugs and biases of today’s tech?
Anil Dash is one of the seminal bloggers on the web and Chief Evangelist at Six Apart Ltd, where he's played a formative role in helping create the world's leading blogging company. Dash is a recognized expert on web technology, web culture and the software industry, having founded one of the earliest and most popular weblogs on the Internet, which was named one of MSNBC's "Best of Blogs". A frequent keynote speaker, Dash has given presentations around the world about the future of social communication online and the relationship between social and traditional media. Dash is frequently featured in media including the the Washington Post, Wired, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News, NPR and on television, radio, print and blogs around the world. His works have been showcased in museums including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and he has addressed classes at universities including UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and Journalism, Columbia University's School of Journalism, and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to his professional work, Dash has received notice for his role in popularizing web culture in mainstream media venues ranging from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to the Houston Chronicle, which labeled him a "legendary blogger". Prior to joining Six Apart as its first employee, Dash worked in online communications and technology development for the publishing and music industries. When he's not traveling, Dash lives in New York City with his wife Alaina Browne, a noted pioneer in the world of online food media. His personal blog can be found online at dashes.com.