Hi, I'm Dave King, a software professional living in Durham, NC. Runner, backpacker, nerd.

Hi there, I’m Dave, a software person. I grew up in New Jersey, went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, then went to Penn State for grad school. I’ve lived in Blacksburg, Oakland, and now I live in Durham, North Carolina.

I’m a long-time programmer - I began programming when I was 8 writing text adventures in GWBASIC on my school’s computer. In junior high I wrote text adventure games in QBASIC. In high school I wrote some RPG frameworks in Visual Basic. In college I wrote MUSHcode for PennMUSH including the guts of an extremely involved space system. In grad school I wrote a chess engine. The day job tends to be some combination of JavaScript, Python, and Java - all objectively better technologies, all far less fun.

In my spare time I read, exercise, and backpack. Some out-of-work hobbies are learning number theory and hacking on a new chess engine.

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