Hello, I’m Dann. I work at the intersection of engineering, finance, and cloud cost optimization. In simpler terms, I help make big, scary cloud bills not so big or scary.
Want to do a deep dive? There’s more on my About page, or you can check me out on LinkedIn, Github, and Twitter. If you want something more personal, you can find me at the monthly NYC FinOps Meetup, which I help organize. It’s also pretty easy to find more about me with a quick Google search. Spelling Dann with two Ns is great for SEO.
In a past life, I was a tech journalist, and my writing has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, The Verge, Mashable, Laptop Magazine, and Tom’s Guide. I also co-authored a full-length play with my wife called “The Floorshow” about a group of tap-dancing showgirls in the 1950s.
I live in Brooklyn, New York with my wife and two cats.
I wrote a play with my wife called The Floorshow about a group of tap-dancing showgirls in the 1950s. It had a week-long run in 2019, which went really well.
Here's some of my writing from when I was Reviews Editor at The Verge.
You can check out a video of my play "Diary: A One Act Play" being performed in Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 2015 Spring One Act Competition.
There was a time that I documented sticker art around New York City and published the website Stickers of NYC.
Even though they're no longer available, I have fond memories of my three apps: Reader Tracker (iOS), Watcher Tracker (iOS), and WorkBurst (macOS).