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CouchSurfing: What one website reveals about the future of the net

CouchSurfing: What one website reveals about the future of the net

Daniel Hoffer, Founder of CouchSurfing, interviewed by Jonathan Zittrain

Wednesday April 8, 2:00PM
Pound Hall Room 100, Harvard Law School (Map)
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Daniel Hoffer, Founder and Chairman of CouchSurfing, will be interviewed by Berkman Faculty Co-Director and Professor of Law Jonathan Zittrain.

CouchSurfing is a worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit.

About Daniel

Daniel Hoffer has been working with online communities and the Internet since 1990, when he ran an online Bulletin Board System (BBS) and created a statewide educational program in Massachusetts to connect physically disabled patients with elementary and high school students online.

Daniel first worked closely with CouchSurfing co-founders Casey Fenton and Sebastien Letuan in 1999 at Fuxito Worldwide, a venture-backed international soccer website he co-founded. Since then, Daniel has worked full-time as a management consultant, in corporate strategy at NEC Corporation, and in sales and marketing at Siebel Systems, in marketing at Sibel Systems and in product management at Symantec.

Daniel has appeared on the cover of Inc. Magazine and been featured on the front page of the Boston Globe, as well as on ABC Nightline, NBC News, National Public Radio, and in the New York Times and Time Magazine. He has also been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, UCLA Anderson School of Business, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and MacWorld Expo. Daniel serves or has served on the Board of Directors of CouchSurfing International, the American Jewish Commitee, the Association for Strategic Planning, Chi Fountain, the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley, and on the Advisory Boards of Tangerine Wellness and Inner Circle Logistics.

Daniel received a BA from Harvard College in Philosophy and an MBA from Columbia Business School.


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