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I'm Dave Rupert, lead developer at Paravel. I co-host ShopTalk, an award-winning sound effects podcast that also covers web development. I'm a dad to two wonderful kids. I live in Austin, TX; the best damn city, in the best damn state, in the best damn country, in the whole damn world.

2017

  • Beyond Tellerand Berlin

    Presenting "Vague, but exciting 2.0" at Beyond Tellerand in Berlin, Germany.

  • Austin on Rails

    Speaking to the local Austin on Rails meetup about building Progressive Web Apps.

  • CSSDevConf Keynote QA

    Closing Keynote QA at CSSDevConf. I was interviewed by author and conference organizer Christopher Schmitt.

  • CSSDevConf Session

    Semi-impromptu roundtable discussion called "Let's Talk Burnout" where designers and developers shared causes, effects, and coping strategies for burnout.

  • Squares Conference

    Presented an updated version of "Vague, but exciting" at Squares Conference in Grapevine, TX (Dallas). This time focusing on the question of how large creative projects get made.

2016

  • Smashing Conference Freiburg

    Presented "Vague, but exciting" at Smashing Conference in Freiburg, Germany.

  • Austin JavaScript

    Debut of a new talk at Austin JavaScript: Progressive Web Apps (on Ruby on Rails (at a JavaScript Meetup)). Slides

  • An Event Apart DC

    Debut of a new talk at An Event Apart: Vague But Exciting. Discussing how we can use prototypes to quickly build out new ideas.

  • Global Defense

    DayTrip Launched my first game Global Defense. A massive multiplayer online space defender.

    Play Global Defense

  • Between Players Podcast

    My good friend Zach Meyer invited me on Between Players Episode 03: Time to talk about the ideal video game length for working professionals and casual gamers.

  • Live Shop Talk Show at Web Design Day in Pittsburg

    Chris and I joined the festivities at Web Design Day in Pittsburg.

  • .net Magazine Feature

    I was featured in the March 2016 issue of NetMagazine

2015

  • CSSDevConf Keynote

    I was asked to do the closing keynote for CSSDevConf aboard the H.M.S. Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.

  • Dave Rupert: Working from Home

    Martin Wolf invited me to share about my workspace on his blog.

  • Emi Jeanne Rupert

    My second child Emi Jeanne Rupert was born.

  • Live ShopTalk at An Event Apart Chicago

    Live ShopTalkShow

  • An Event Apart DC

    Prototypes and Play

  • DayTrip

    DayTrip Paravel launches DayTrip, an app to help you break the Netflix cycle so you can go outside and play.

  • GenerateConf New York

    Prototypes and Play

  • Styleguides Podcast

    I was invited by Anna Debenham and Brad Frost to be on the Styleguides Podcast

  • Responsive Web Design Summit 2015

    Automate Your Tools

  • An Event Apart Atlanta

    Prototypes and Play

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • 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

2009

  • ATX Web Show

  • Moved back to Austin

Earlier

  • 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
    (日本語OK).