[](http://blog.jumpbox.com/images/2009/01/welcomedavid.png)We grew our labor force by 16% last week with the addition of our newest team member. David (bottom left) joins us as Senior Software Architect and will be primarily working to strengthen the JumpBox platform and add some powerful features to the “Rapid Trial widget.” David’s trading card reads as follows:

David hails from local software company Happy Camper Studios,  a company he founded in 2004. He has been involved in numerous software projects including the Monkeybars GUI library the Rawr packaging tool, and the Gemini game engine, all JRuby based. David has also been active in education, speaking frequently at local tech events like the Desert Code Camp as well as national events such as SXSW and Community One. He currently teaches software development courses at the Art Institute of Phoenix. In his spare time David plays ice hockey and soccer but admits that these sports account for only a small percentage of the scars he currently has (we’re still trying to convince David not to play in cactus patches).

At any rate, we’re excited to have David on board. Many of the platform advancements you’ll see in the coming months will be a direct result of his efforts. Please give him a warm welcome (ie. here’s your chance to curry favor with him and lobby for that feature you’ve been wanting to see). ;-)

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