Dan worked as a Poker Room Supervisor when he needed some extra cash to save up for his wedding. So he applied for a job in SEO at a studio in Florida. To his surprise they liked his resume enough to offer him a role as a Web Designer. After his first job, Dan created Front-End Design Conference and now works at Envy Labs working on CodeSchool. Dan relives some of those earlier days and talks about how important learning was to him and still is, even five years into the industry.