Hi, I’m Dave. I’m the founder of Codehof, which is going to make life much better for developers and users of open source software. It’s still pre-launch; stay tuned for a post here with more details about the rationale behind Codehof and where I see it going.
I previously was the founder of Thingomatic, an e-commerce startup which helped “Mom and Pop” online stores compete with the Amazons of the world, and co-founder of Colorado Mountain Net, a dialup internet service provider I started with a friend in 1994, while we were still in high school.
I was the first technical hire at a social networking site called Bebo, which was sold to AOL in 2008. I helped Bebo grow to become the largest social network in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand. We were neck-and-neck with Facebook—but behind Myspace—in most of the rest of the English-speaking world.
I’ve worked elsewhere, including a stint with Google’s Site Reliability Engineering, and as general manager of Birthday Alarm, an early electronic greeting cards site.
I’m an instrument-rated commercial pilot (Airplane Single Engine Land) and Master Parachutist (D-23159). Many years ago, I worked as a skydiving instructor, which led to about fifteen seconds of fame.
I’m an Extra-class amateur radio operator, callsign KF3K.
I play guitar (not very well). But I do have a discography credit to my name. ;)
I’m also a SCUBA rescue diver, and hold a bareboat skipper (sail) card from International Yacht Training.
I live in fabulous Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.