Howdy, Partner


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.


  • An Event Apart Chicago

    Presenting a new talk called "The Four Divine Beasts of Accessibility"

  • An Event Apart DC

    Presenting a new talk called "The Four Divine Beasts of Accessibility"


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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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






  • 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