Davey began his first company in 1997. (It didn’t take off.) That same year he started his first band. (It didn’t take off either.) He then gave university the old college try, earning a degree in computer science (magna cum laude).
Java, .NET, and PHP gigs followed, at companies large and small, until attending the “Building of Basecamp” workshop in 2004 led to an obsession with the then-new Ruby on Rails framework.
Davey was an original member of the Indy Hackers Board of Directors, organized the Bloomington Ruby Brigade, and was the lead instructor and curriculum author for TechPoint’s Xtern Bootcamp.
He has spoken at conferences including Indy.Code(), High Alpha Product Flight School, Campus Insight, and the Indiana University Statewide Tech Conference.
Prior to joining Fretless, Dana completed an immersive full-stack program through General Assembly after changing careers from economic development to web development. ( Dana likes to develop things. ) She became a teaching assistant with GA upon graduation.
Before becoming a developer, Dana was the Vice President at the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation where she worked on public-private initiatives to support economic growth in technology and life science, and programs that supported entrepreneurship.
Dana is one of the organizers of Hoosier Women in Tech (say it with me now: HooWIT!), is a member of the board of the Indiana University Credit Union, and is Secretary of the Board of Public Works for the City of Bloomington. When she’s not coding or serving on a board, she’s usually cooking food or talking about it.
David joined the Army National Guard as an Information Systems Analyst in 1997, went on to be a Junior Network Administrator at Purdue University, followed by a career wearing many hats as a graphics artist, network and systems administrator, and web applications developer in the graphics services, construction services, and data center industries before becoming a developer and consultant with Fretless.
A believer in the power of mentorship and pair-programming to grow and accelerate your team, an advocate for clean and expressive code, as well as maintainable infrastructure and DevOps, David is active in the local developer and hacker communities.