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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.

2019

  • Artifact

    Presenting “What’s Changed and Where It’s Going” at Artifact in Austin, TX

  • An Event Apart DC

    Presented “What’s Changed and Where It’s Going”, a new talk at An Event Apart in Washington DC

  • AccessU Online 2019

    A short chat with Christopher Schmitt at the AccessU Online Conference

  • Gymnasium Webinar

    A chat about prototypes over at The Gymnasium

  • CodePen Radio

    Trent Walton and I joined CodePen Radio to talk about how we do prototyping at Paravel: Prototyping with Dave and Trent

2018

  • Show Me Your Mic

    I rejoined Chris Enns’ podcast about podcasting and talked about “Can Podcasting Go Windows?

  • An Event Apart Chicago

    Presenting a new talk called “The Four Divine Beasts of Accessibility”

  • A11Y Nutrition Cards

    A11y Nutrition Cards, a new open source project focusing on presenting accessible expectations in a consumable manner.

  • An Event Apart DC

    Presenting a new talk called “The Four Divine Beasts of Accessibility”

  • Austin JavaScript

    Spur of the moment ask to debut my new talk “The Four Divine Beasts of Accessibility”

  • ❬ASIDE❭ QUEST

    ❬ASIDE❭ QUEST is a video games podcast for people too busy to play video games with my friend Danh Hoang.

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2017

  • Refresh Austin

    Presented “Vague, but exciting 2.1” in my hometown at Refresh Austin.

  • Beyond Tellerand Berlin

    Presented “Vague, but exciting 2.0” at Beyond Tellerand in Berlin, Germany.

  • Austin on Rails

    Spoke 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.

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  • 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

  • An Event Apart DC

  • DayTrip

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

  • Styleguides Podcast

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

  • Responsive Web Design Summit 2015

  • An Event Apart Atlanta

2014

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2012

2011

2010

  • Lettering.js

  • 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).