Dave is the cofounder of Intridea and a classic Web 2.0 "hacker". As our lead Architect, and an expert Ruby on Rails developer, Dave heads Intridea's product development efforts. He is an active member of the Rails community and the author of numerous plugins. Before Intridea, Dave spent years at both AOL and IMAKE and received a Masters in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. In other entrepreneurial ventures, Dave built and operated CanYouConnect - a social-networking site that competed with MySpace - and Connexon Media - a Rails consultancy.