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David April

Chicago, IL, United States

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 51, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Software Developer (career) and Arti...
  • Masters Computer Science
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

enjoy every sandwich

ABOUT ME

Life is good. The company I helped build for the past 15 years was just acquired. I am as thin and healthy as I have ever been. I am prolific in my photography these days and I see opportunities for fun and adventure everywhere.

I have a never ending internal struggle going on between my right brain and my left brain. Left Brain likes to pay the bills, so I am a software architect at a mobile application development company by day (I create enterprise apps for iphone/android), but Right Brain wants a piece of the action too - I am an avid photographer (fashion/glamour/portraits are my main interest, but I like abstracts and macros too - check out my stuff in my main gallery - http://www.dsa157.com) .

I am also a fractal artist - I take math and I turn it into staggeringly beautiful and complex computational art images. http://www.dsa157.com/april/gallery/fractal/

I want to see the world - recently I have been diving in Cozumel and Thailand, catching sailfish in Guatemala, volcano hiking in Costa Rica, backpacking to Machu Picchu in Peru, surfing in the Dominican Republic, and paddling in the Boundary Waters. But the places I haven't visited vastly outnumber the places I have seen, so there is plenty yet to explore and I can't wait to see what's next and learn about other cultures.

I have been involved in FIRST Lego League for about 10 years now - it is a program designed to get middle school kids, especially girls, interested in science and engineering as career choices. The kids build autonomous robots (not some candy-ass remote controlled ones) and investigate how technology can help with modern social problems. Ask me about it and I'll talk your ear off. :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am new to this. I would love to be a guest some time, but I will start out hosting as I like meeting new people and having them enjoy Chicago.

Interests

photography, geocaching, great food and drink, scuba

One Amazing Thing I've Done

scuba diving in the cenotes of the Yucatan Pennisula, hiking up a volcano in Guatemala, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Countries I've Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Martinique, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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