At the age of 8, David began learning the BASIC programming language while living in the outskirts of Alaska. He studied music performance but found the beginning of his career building a small software and consulting company in the late 90's. David’s career spans almost 20 years including many startups as a lead engineer, building scalable data services from prototype to production. During his time at Sony/Gracenote, leading the development of a handful of prototypes were featured multiple years in the Consumer Electronics Show, spanning problems with recommender systems, content classification, and profiling type problems. More recently, David was a data scientist at a YC backed dating app company researching and building scalable recommendation pipelines.
Currently, David works at General Assembly as a Global Data Science Instructor, where he helped architect the first version of the data science immersive curriculum and pilot many new programs developed internally. Regularly delivering lectures in a hybrid format classroom on topics ranging from engineering, statistics, and ML.
When not at work, David plays cello in orchestras and a small group that performs classic video game covers
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