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I offer custom software development for small teams and nontechnical businesses with existing operations. I’ve been building web applications since 2004 and have worked with Ruby on Rails since 2006.

My goal is to build long term relationships with clients who want to do big things with small teams.

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Kind words from clients & fans

People who can individually move small mountains are rare. Those who can do that and also get those around them to that level are even rarer. Dave is one of these people.

Jason, Chief Product Officer @ Maven Clinic

Dave created an extremely valuable asset out of a product that was sliding precipitously towards liability. I’d recommend them to anyone looking for professionals who get the job done.

Ryan Wehner, CEO @ Compass Multifamily

Dave helped me out a ton in building an apprenticeship position at Proton. If you’re interested in bringing junior talent onto your team check him out!

Brad, Software Engineer @ Proton Radio

Dave’s been an invaluable source of advice for me in my own entrepreneurship travails. He has strong principles, and isn’t afraid to voice them, but does so without an ego, just a humble, genuine desire to help.

Charles, Cofounder @ Coder School


About Dave

Hi! I’m Dave Paola and I was the co-founder and CTO at Bloc, the world’s first online developer bootcamp where we helped thousands of students transition into technical careers.

I’ve been developing software professionally since 2004 (and coding since I was a kid) and have been an engineering leader and manager since 2012 in a variety of industries and team sizes.

I’m passionate about building great apps and helping early career developers be successful, and my goal is to build long term relationships with clients.