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Derek Powazek

Named one of the top 40 Industry Influencers this year by Folio Magazine, Derek Powazek is the founder of JPG, a magazine that is made by its community. Derek has worked on the Web since 1995 at pioneering sites like HotWired, Blogger, and Technorati. He's the author of Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People in Virtual Places (New Riders, 2001) and now works as a social media entrepreneur and consultant. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred.


Derek Powazek