About This Project
BiographyDaniel is a rare breed – a hybrid of equal parts business, design, coding, and strategy – ready to change the world for the better!
As the digital technology manager / senior web developer for Amnesty International USA, Daniel is creating websites and mobile apps that engage supporters through great user experience design to advance human rights.
In addition to his work with AIUSA, he is also the co-founder of:
- Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, a monthly meetup bringing together over 1500 technologists, designers, entrepreneurs and educators to share their passion and craft in the Hudson Valley region of upstate NY.
- Catskills Conf, a weekend-long event gathering of technologists and creators at The Ashokan Center in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.
- Poughworking, a space to foster growth in the creative economy of the Hudson Valley through coworking, community, and education.
Over the past decade he has worked with clients such as Adobe, Greenpeace, The Pixies, MTV, Phish, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Oxfam, PBS, They Might Be Giants, TBS, Pepsico, and Dave Matthews Band.
In his free time he enjoys inspirational wanderings through the streets of NYC, single malt scotches, and evenings around the fireplace with his wife and three kids in upstate NY.
Helping Causes To Create A Better World
OverviewIt’s more important than ever to support non-profits and NGO’s who are making our world a better place. As a designer, we often feel like we want to do something to help but we’re not always sure how to get started or what would be most helpful.
Daniel will share his experience going from the private sector to now working internally at the largest human rights organization in the world. You’ll hear why it’s important to become staff rather than just a vendor and how you can make the leap.
You’ll see how goal setting, planning, testing, and feedback can be used to help a cause follow a path towards becoming a leader in innovation rather than following far behind.