Dan Menard is a web developer, originally from Canada and now living in California. He has many years of consulting work under his belt, which has taught him a great deal about ramping up on new technologies and the value of a good framework. He currently works at Netflix on the 10’ UI team.
He has spoken at a number of conferences, most recently OSCON 2012. He also maintains a blog, and occasionally hangs around Twitter and Google+. If you’re in the bay area, you may be able to catch him at the Mountain View AngularJS meet-ups.