Dennis Crowley

Founder of Dodgeball. Area/Code

Dennis Crowley is the founder of, a New York based service that focused on merging location-based services with social networks to help people connect with the people and places around them. Dodgeball was acquired by Google in 2005. Crowley has since joined Area/Code, a company focused on urban games.

Dennis Crowley is now the third partner at area/code

Dennis has developed and managed mobile applications for Vindigo and MTV Networks and has been involved in the creation of Big Games such as PacManhattan and ConQwest(tm).

He was named one of the "Top 35 Innovators Under 35" by MIT's Technology Review magazine (2005) and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Time Magazine, Newsweek, MTV, Slashdot and NBC. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Dennis holds a Master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and a Bachelor's degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

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