Hi, I’m David

Curiosity is core to who I am–curiosity and exploring challenging problems

By day, I’m a Product Manager. I’m fascinated by the intersection of real human problems and responsible technology.

I was lucky to be a part of the Minerva Schools founding team and co-created the Minerva Active Learning Forum.

Since then, I’ve been a part of Hired and then Microsoft, leading growth for the launch of Azure DevOps.

And now, happily, I’m part of Google Cloud.

In my free time, I think about the future and write stories.

Writing fiction is a gateway to exploration. This is a new thing for me, but I’ll be publishing them here soon.

  • Tailored: A meditation on ambition – Coming soon
  • Telling numbers & other points of view – Coming soon

On the side, I toy around with human/computer interaction through code.

  • Mint, ca. 2010. Publishing for hackers
  • Letters, ca. 2011. Debug your Ruby app with the alphabet
  • Stats, ca. 2011. An experimental stats library for Ruby
  • ML, ca. 2011. Machine learning experiments in Clojure

I’m particularly interested in our current moment in history and in speculative fiction. I don’t think I’m alone in that.

Some past favorites from my bookshelf:

  • Bone Clocks, David Mitchell
  • The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai
  • Story of Your Life, Ted Chiang
  • A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara
  • Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson

Am I missing out on something excellent that you’re reading or writing? Let’s connect on Twitter or micro.blog and talk about it.