Dan Gurney is a software developer, product designer, and startup founder living in New Paltz.
Tell us about a few things you’ve done.
Currently I’m the co-founder of a new app development firm called Hudson Valley Apps. Before that, I founded Concert Window, a live music broadcasting platform with 170K users.
What are you excited about right now?
I’m really excited about starting this new app development firm, Hudson Valley Apps. We’ve been hearing from a lot of folks who want to create or update apps and aren’t sure how to go about it. My co founder Chris Garrett is a veteran iOS developer, ever since the first iPhone came out. We’ve also been doing a lot of fun cross-platform stuff with React Native as well as native Android.
How did you come to live in the Hudson Valley? What do you love about it?
I’m originally from Rhinebeck, so I am very familiar with the area. After living in NYC for 6 years, I was looking for a more sustainable lifestyle with more nature and a lower baseline stress level! I moved up to New Paltz with my girlfriend about 8 months ago and we’ve been really enjoying it so far.
Who are some other Hudson Valley creatives whose work you admire?
There are some really talented folks all over the Hudson Valley and especially in New Paltz—check out Jordan Koschei, Milo Axelrod, and Tyler Walker. I love how supportive and tight knit the Hudson Valley scene is.
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