Dave brings 15+ years of experience to your software development projects, with a specialty on technology development for culture (fashion, music and media.) He holds a PhD from Georgia Tech, where he conducted research on the impact of the internet on creative cultures. His doctoral software, a music recommendation algorithm, was sold to MTV. Dave's work experience ranges from helping new startups reach commercial success to building amazing software for some of the biggest in the media industry.
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Develop strong team rituals (Scrum, 1:1s, Sprints, Post-Mortems)
Understand what excites your team, and align the project needs accordingly
Coding standards and best practices are group decisions that we work together to develop and evolve
Smart metrics are crucial for understanding team performance and velocity
Software I've built
AI & ML
GPT-3 Email Composer Takes an email address, performs lookup on user info, correlates user interests to companies, and composes a custom email.
Technologies: Python, Apollo API, GPT-3 API, Google API
Dalle-2 & Stable Diffusion AI Art Generator
Built an AI agnostic cloud-based service to receive prompts, modify to improve response, and deliver generated images. Designed several AI art styles that consistently produced images within the selected style.
Technologies: Dalle-2, Stable Diffusion, Python, AWS (SQS, Lambda, S3)
Business Trip Optimization
AI & software algorithms to anticipate traveler preferences for flight and hotels, recommend trips, and learn from selected options.
Technologies: Google Firebase, Node, Vanilla JS, Java
Online Media Trend Tracker
Correlated data between Spotify music and Youtube music videos to perform semantic analysis on comments and detect trends and trendsetters within different musical genres.
Music Video Recommendation Algorithm
Tracked user listening behavior and recommended new videos by formulating ever-evolving genres of tastes. Sold to MTV and implemented in 2007.
Technologies: Java, PHP, Adobe Flash (yes - it was 2006 and that was the best for video), Akamai
Network agnostic advertising display
Architected and built ad display system with custom controls and paywall. Enabled seamless switching between different ad network providers.
Technologies: React, Node, HTML5
Spotify ad network
Developed ad tech and produced thousands of interactive advertisements on Spotify mobile, web, and desktop
The Creators Project
Led team and was fullstack developer on first iOS and Android applications for VICE. Cross-platform system (Android, iOS, Smart TV) that synchronized with their CMS, grabbing data and automatically converting appropriately into correct system.
University of Washington - Certificate in Machine Learning 2021
Georgia Tech - PhD in Digital Media - 2015
Carnegie Mellon - Masters of Entertainment Technology - 2004
Ithaca College - BFA in Film, Photo, Visual Arts - 1998
Taught various courses to undergraduate and graduate students in Web Development, Video Production, Computational Media, Mobile Design, and Graphic Design at Georgia Tech, The New School, Cornish College, and CUNY Staten Island.