David Weekly is an American programmer, startup founder, mentor, advisor, investor, SCUBA diver and helicopter pilot.
A Boston native and son of a MIT engineer, David has been programming since he was five and has coded for MIT, Harvard, Stanford, There.com, atWeb, and Legato. David wrote the first layman's description of MP3 in early 1997 and graduated in 2000 with a BS in Computer Science from Stanford, where he was a President Scholar and a finalist in the ACM International Programming Competition.
David started Mexican.VC, Silicon Valley's first seed stage fund for Mexican Internet companies, PBwiki (now PBworks) where he is still Chairman, and is currently full-time at Gaston Labs, working on The Next Big Thing.
David is a Founding Director of Hacker Dojo, a non-profit community center aimed at providing programmers in the SF Bay Area a place to collaborate and innovate. (Pinterest was born at Hacker Dojo!) The Dojo sprang from SuperHappyDevHouse, a monthly hackathon co-founded by David, whose 50+ Saturday gatherings of upwards of thousands of programmers have produced many projects, companies, and friendships.
David earlier founded the California Community Colocation Project, which provided free colocation services to over 130 non-profits and after merging with the Online Policy Group, successfully sued Diebold Election Systems in Federal Court (see OPG v. Diebold).
David likes to bring people together, throw large parties, fly helicopters, scuba dive, adventure, and make useful things.
- 04/28/09 -techcrunch.com