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The Mission

I'm using my skills and experience as a technologist to make the world a better place.

I do this by working with people and organizations that have a positive impact on humanity, civilization or culture. I believe that many hands make light work and that even the smallest efforts to improve a situation can have huge effects.

Critical Math is what happens at the moment when the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.


“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

— Alan Watts, Philosopher


I like to do a lot of things, from surfing to making music to programming. It's the same with business.

All parts fascinate me, from people and culture to processes and workflows to products and marketing. I love helping entrepreneurs and startups solve problems, big and small. I've helped design products, build websites and develop strategies. I've worked with a lot of great people, many of whom have become lifelong friends. Good business is fun. : )

This website is where I share the results of some of these projects. If you think we may be able to work together, say hi.


About Dean


Dean Haddock is the head of Digital & Technical Innovation for StoryCorps, the national oral history project – one of the largest collections of human voices ever assembled – and popular NPR/PBS broadcast.

His team designs and builds technologies to further StoryCorps’ mission of preserving and sharing the stories of everyday people in effort to make the world a more just and compassionate place--like StoryCorps’ $1M TED Prize initiative to build a mobile app and platform for anyone to record and archive oral history interviews permanently at the Library of Congress.



Creative / Musician / Writer


Scientist / Developer / Engineer


Surfer / Philosopher


He has served as Engineer in Residence at Google's 30 Weeks startup incubator, a Visiting Fellow at Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, a Knight Prototype awardee, and a two-time Google Fellow to the Personal Democracy Forum. His projects at StoryCorps have earned a Webby Nomination and three Honoree titles.

Before StoryCorps, Dean founded an academic publishing service company and a boutique web development house, and he served in a leadership and/or engineering role in companies across the aviation, financial services, legal, telecommunications and fashion industries.

In his free time, Dean likes to surf, consult for startups, teach workshops, write music, design, code and work on civic technology projects.


Get In Touch

I'm always looking for allies, collaborators, projects and other fun opportunities, so feel free to reach out. I'd love to hear what you're working on.

I'm currently available for mission-aligned small / short term engagements.

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