|David L Norris
|United States of America
|Wants to build Hackerspace in
|Indianapolis (United States of America)
|Other users that want to build a Hackerspace in Indianapolis
|39° 46' 6.16" N, 86° 9' 28.95" W
I have been involved with the Club Cyberia makerspace, operated by Cyberia Ltd, since its opening in February 2012. Since January 2016 I have been the President of Cyberia Ltd. I previously served as Equipment Director from 2013 to 2016.
I am a web application developer with a focus on RESTful services. My development process centers on Git, PHP, Composer and loosely coupled frameworks, such as Laravel, built around Amazon Web Services.
I have been an open source and free software developer since 1996. I have been involved in some way or another with various community-based software projects since that time. I am a firm believer in The UNIX Philosophy as it has revealed itself over the decades, I support Ubuntu and Debian Linux operating systems and I support the Free Software Foundation.
I studied electronics technology throughout high school earning state vocational certifications in many fields of study related to electricity, electronics and various mechanical trades such as welding, print press operation/maintenance, carpentry, drafting and the like.
In college I studied electrical engineering specializing in digital electronics and wireless communications technology.
After college I worked for a time as a UNIX system admin and spent my free time studying software application design and web technologies. I learned numerous programming languages. After a while I began doing contract work developing applications and custom solutions. Examples include cross platform compiler modifications (GCC) (e.g. compile Linux and Solaris targeted C/C++ applications on Windows hosts), factory and assembly line automation software, asset and dispatch tracking software.
More recently, I have been working with open source hardware systems (OSHW) such as Arduino, Texas Instruments MSP430, Maple/STM32.