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Buffalo, NY /

Chris Van Patten

Creative director, front end fanatic

Chris Van Patten is the creative director at Van Patten Media, a digital agency providing beautiful handcrafted (and user-friendly) websites and branding for companies and individuals around the world.

He also organizes several technology-oriented meetups and drinkups in the Buffalo-Niagara area, and is an active member of the growing WNY tech community. He created "BfloFRED," the Buffalo Front-End Developers meetup group, and was a co-organizer of Buffalo's inaugural WordCamp, a conference for WordPress developers and users. Chris also started the ThirdThursday series of meetups in Buffalo.