Hi, I’m David!

I write about code, philosophy, logic, gaming, immigration, and apologetics.

I work as a software engineer and try to do the occasional startup in Silicon Beach. I co-wrote Introducing Meteor and edited Dart for Absolute Beginners. I occasionally contribute to projects like Google Go and the Java Kilim microthreading library.

I love esports and used to play Counter-Strike professionally—my teams competed in CAL, CEVO, the CPL, and the CGS combine. A few years ago I built Game:ref, which was featured on PCGamer, Polygon, Vice, RedBull eSports, and Tom’s Hardware.

More recently, I was the CTO and co-founder of a GameFi startup. We raised over $6M and I was in charge of building out a team of over a dozen remote engineers and designers, with a breadth of experience ranging from Citibank, to Goldman Sachs, to Microsoft.

I studied philosophy & mathematical logic at UCLA. Go Bruins! 🐻