A Boston native and son of a MIT engineer, David has been programming since he was five and has coded for MIT, Harvard, Stanford, There.com, atWeb, and Legato. David wrote the first layman’s description of MP3 in early 1997 and graduated in 2000 with a BS in Computer Science from Stanford, where he was a President Scholar and a finalist in the ACM International Programming Competition.
David started the company that became PBwiki (now PBworks) in 2003, along the way creating SingleStat.us and IMSmarter.
David is a Founding Director of Hacker Dojo, a non-profit 501(c)(6) community center aimed at providing programmers in the SF Bay Area a place to collaborate and innovate. This largely came out of David’s efforts as the co-founder of SuperHappyDevHouse, a monthly hackathon whose 33+ Saturday gatherings of 100-400 programmers have produced many projects, companies, and friendships.
David was also the founder of the California Community Colocation Project, which provided free colocation services to over 130 non-profits and after merging with the Online Policy Group successfully sued Diebold Election Systems in Federal Court (see OPG v. Diebold).
David likes to throw parties, fly helicopters, have adventures, and make useful things.