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name David Pfeffer
member for 10 years
seen May 4 '15 at 15:42
location New Jersey

I'm the CTO of the startup company FunnelFire, where we build sophisticated sales software tools. I'm also the CEO of the startup company FivePM Technology, Inc., creators of the real-time vehicle tracking and dispatch solution named Treadmarks.

I'm also an adjunct professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology, where I teach a variety of courses from Introduction to C++ to TCP/IP Networking (an advanced programming course where students re-implement the network stack).

I'm also a recent graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelors and masters of science in Computer Science, a minor in Law & Public Policy, and graduate certificates in Computer Systems, Databases & Service Oriented Architecture, Distributed Systems, Enterprise Computing, Quantitative Software Engineering, and Service Oriented Computing.

I got my start programming at a very young age, writing QBasic programs to display colorful circles on the screen while sitting on my dad's lap when I was 3 years old. My first big projects were a Super Mario World clone for GameBoy, a MUD called HybridMOO, and a home automation package called IntellHome (which I still use!).

I'm actively involved in a number of open source initiatives, including an open-source middleware tool called PushoverQ and a venture called Cagnostic, which is a suite of software abstraction libraries designed to let you easily deploy your software onto all the major clouds without code changes.

I am interested in hiking, exploration of abandoned or neglected sites and buildings, photography (particularly of those abandoned sites, but also glamour/editorial), cooking, snowshoeing, and New Jersey trivia/history.




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