I’d love to help you

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.

My goal is to build long term relationships with clients. I can help you in a few ways.

Software Development

I offer freelance software development, mostly 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. I can help you with your web app and, in some cases, your mobile apps as well (depending on the tech).

If you have an app you need help with (or built), let’s talk!

Hire through me

I maintain a repository of some of the best early career developers out there. I screen them rigorously one-by-one and put them through a 60-day “finishing school” that allows me to watch, coach, and train them on real software. By the time they’re done, they’re ready to contribute as a member of your team.

If you want to hire junior developers at an accelerated rate and increase your odds of success, get in touch below.

Junior Developer Hiring Advisory Retainer

I help companies hire and onboard early career developers into their teams successfully.

When you retain me, you get:

  • Unlimited 24/7 access to me via phone, email, and SMS. I return all messages no later than the next business day (although in practice it’s usually much quicker).
  • Initial in-depth meeting to define long-term business goals, existing practices, and organizational challenges
  • Regular meetings with the primary contact to discuss strategy, longer-term issues, and business goals.
  • Situational responsiveness to needs that arise that you deem require my assistance, which are not covered elsewhere.

You can learn more in my Hiring Junior Devs Bootcamp:

Let’s chat!

Interested in any of my services (or just a conversation)? Let’s chat! Pick a time below.

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