Derek Powazek

Derek PowazekCourtesy LinkedIn

Derek Powazek has worked the web since 1995. He is the author of Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People in Virtual Places‚ (New Riders, 2001). He's worked on pioneering sites like Blogger, Technorati, and HP's MagCloud. He's founded community-based startups like JPG, Fray, and Cute-Fight. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, three nutty Chihuahuas, and a house full of plants named Fred.