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Meet a #BASHH fella: Dustin Blanchard

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Dustin Blanchard, #BASHH friend

Unless he’s dying or has like a hand chopped off, you’ll see Dustin Blanchard at the next #BASHH, he’s been a regular for years. You may know him from his television news days or from his more recent transition to Red Method where he is the Communications Manager and does some front end developing as well. He’s a special blend of geek, hipster, and cool guy, with the above image as proof (and yes, that’s really Willie).

If you don’t know Dustin, connect with him on Twitter at @dblanchard and don’t be shy – just walk up to him at the next event and start chatting. Whether you’re new to #BASHH or you’re a vet, branch out and meet new people, starting with Dustin.

Below, he tells us about his BASHH experience:

Tell us about your first BASHH

It was a #BATHH. I think it might’ve been the ice skating one at Whole Foods, though I’ve been to too many BASHHs since to really remember. I’m still coming, so I guess it went well enough.

What keeps you coming back?

It’s great to see old faces and meet new people, for when I get tired of said old faces. BASHH draws a really interesting, if random cross-section of folks. Green wigs, middle initials. Never a dull moment, or something.

What meaningful connections have you made?

I’ve met friends, lovers, haters, employers, followers and more at BASHH. So there’s that.

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Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.

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