Howdy, Partner


I'm Dave Rupert, the lead developer of Paravel. I co-host ShopTalk with Chris Coyier, it's a sound effects podcast that also covers web development. I also co-host the ATX Web Show, a podcast about the web design and development scene in Austin, TX. On the internets I’m davatron5000.

Perceived Interest vs. Relative Skill

Personal Timeline






  • Lettering.js

    Launched a glorified span injector!

  • Lost World's Fairs

    Paravel teamed up with Naz Hamid, Frank Chimero, Jason Santa Maria and Microsoft to celebrate the launch of IE9.

  • .net Magazine

    Co-wrote an article with Trent Walton on CSS3 Transitions.

  • The Many Faces Of...

    Paravel launches a site about our love of movies and Alan Rickman.

  • Refresh Austin

    Talk on Webkit's CSS Transitions


  • ATX Web Show

  • Moved back to Austin


  • Married Jessica Conklin

    She was in a rock band, she stole my heart, so I married her.

  • Paravel

    Formed Paravel with good friends Trent Walton and Reagan Ray

  • JET Programme

    Lived in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture teaching English on the JET Programme from 2003–2006.

  • University of Texas at Austin

    Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Japanese