💬 I co-founded Elgg, one of the first open source social networking platforms, which was used by universities, non-profits, governments, and social movements around the world.
🗞️ I invested in media startups at Matter Ventures, a mission-driven accelerator that supported ventures with the potential to help build a more informed, inclusive, and empathetic society.
🗣️ I’ve taught product design to startups, small newsrooms from around the world, and teams from larger organizations like the New York Times and the Associated Press.
📐 I’ve been building on the web since 1994 and blogging since 1998. I care deeply about building and cultivating an open, independent web that supports diverse voices and provides a strong platform for everyone to build and innovate. I’ve been an invited expert in W3C working groups and am a participating member of the indieweb community.