I’m the CEO of Glitch, an entrepreneur and writer trying to making the tech world a little more thoughtful, creative and humane. Having created Internet technologies for two decades, I’m obsessed with the way technology can transform society, media, the arts, government and culture.
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I try to focus my work on ensuring that tech serves those who are most vulnerable and that it enables the most people to express themselves. This means that, while my work is grounded in tech, it is deeply connected to policy, culture, art, urbanism, social justice and other domains that tech has historically overlooked. I also try to be fairly accessible, especially to people who don't have access to these systems, so you can reach me at email@example.com or +1 646 833 8659.
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Anil Dash is the CEO of Glitch, the friendly developer community that's the easiest way to create web apps. He is recognized as one of the technology industry's staunchest advocates for more humane, inclusive and ethical technology through his work as an entrepreneur, activist and writer.
He serves as a board member for companies like Stack Overflow, the world’s largest community for computer programmers, and non-profits like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading nonprofit defending digital privacy and expression, Data & Society Research Institute, which researches the cutting edge of tech's impact on society, and the Lower East Side Girls Club, which serves girls and families in need in New York City. Dash was an advisor to the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, and today advises major startups and non-profits including Medium, DonorsChoose and Project Include.
Described by the New Yorker as a “blogging pioneer”, his Webby-recognized personal website has been cited in sources ranging from the New York Times to the BBC to TMZ, and in hundreds of academic papers. As a writer and artist, Dash has been a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Wired, had his works exhibited in the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and collaborated with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on one of the most popular Spotify playlists of 2018. In 2013, Time named @anildash one of the best accounts on Twitter, and he is the only person ever retweeted by Bill Gates, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Prince, a succinct summarization of Dash’s interests. Dash has been a featured speaker and guest in a broad range of media ranging from the Aspen Ideas Festival to SXSW to Desus and Mero's late-night show.
Dash is based in New York City, where he lives with his wife Alaina Browne and their son Malcolm. He has never played a round of golf, drank a cup of coffee, or graduated from college.