David spent his early career working in technical roles, initially with Digital Unix Mainframes (showing his age), then Sun Solaris and Apache web servers, before specialising in data as a DBA.
He is now the Director at Data Idols, a recognised leader in the data recruitment industry. To date, he has successfully scaled data functions for some of the UK’s best-known technology companies. Over the last five years, David has built a community of 30,000 data professionals as the Founder of the Data Science Festival, the UK’s largest free to attend data science event.
Outside the world of data, he has a weird talent for attracting stray dogs on holiday, loves fish and chips by the sea and has successfully co-launched a yoga business.