Hi! I’m David. I’m a backend Java/Kotlin developer at Vevo in Portland, OR.

Above the blue city of Chefchaouen, Morocco, in 2019

I’m an avid photographer, trail runner, traveler, drone flier, and backpacker.

I’m perpetually curious and dig science. You can usually find me reading some kind of sciencey nonfiction book in my downtime, and I’ve been a longtime listener of the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe.

Despite working in tech and tending to be an enthusiastic early adopter of new devices and apps, I try to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism and objectivity around it. I’ve never owned crypto, I think (in the near term, at least) that AI will be evolutionary and not revolutionary, and I deleted most of my social media profiles in 2019. I draw a lot of my views on tech and society from people like Cal Newport, Steven Johnson, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

I’m also the second* coolest guy in America (according to Google). * I used to be the first coolest, but some random Internet guy who was better at SEO recently unseated me.