As a Senior Editor at FastCompany, lead tech editor and overseer of the magazine’s experimental tech lab, Chris Dannen spends every waking moment figuring out what goes on in the brains of his online readers – and how to get more of them. He shares the results of his experiments through talks and classes at places like General Assembly, Stanford Graduate School of Business, TechStars@Kaplan and Soho House New York.
Chris has worked independently as a software designer and project manager. He is the co-creator of Writebot, a Node.js-based collaboration platform for financial services and media companies. He is also a partner at Dannen/White, a boutique iOS development shop and consultancy in Brooklyn, NY.
Previously, he wrote for CBS MoneyWatch, Forbes, MIT Technology Review, The Atlantic, INC, Rolling Stone and Discover magazines. Prior, he was a staff consultant for ReD Associates in Copenhagen and New York, where he worked mostly on user interface projects for Samsung Electronics.
As an independent consultant for Microsoft Corp, he created the very first official UI Design and Interaction Guide for Windows Phone. As a photojournalist for BIKE magazine in California, he traveled the country documenting the remote and thrilling mountain bike trails.
Chris learned to write headlines as an editorial intern at The Onion, where he built graphical joke-maps for the book Our Dumb World. As a brand manager at Red Bull Energy Drink, he helped Red Bull identify and sponsor groups and events at the University of Virginia, where he studied English literature and studio art. Chris is 29 years old and resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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