My name is Dave Perrett
I’m a ruby geek with an interest in large-scale systems, and a sideline in interface design and music composition.
I spent the better part of a decade working in Japan, holding lead architect positions at several multi-nationals, before swapping the bright lights of Tokyo for New Zealand’s picturesque South Island to work on my own startup .
I believe that the best software is simple, subtle and understated. I think that knowing when to cut features is just as important as knowing when to add them.
Having done work for companies like Apple, Sony, Panasonic, and DoubleClick, you may well have been to a site running some of my code without realising it.
I like messing around with computers
I’m interested in all things music-related, and recently I’ve been spending my free time exploring the possibilities of ruby-processing and MIDI, as well as sharpening my front-end skills on some hobby projects.
With the recent explosion of new browser APIs, quality open source frameworks and libraries, and more ways to connect with like-minded people than ever, there’s never been a better time to be a developer. I’m looking forward to exploring HTML5 audio and synthesis in the future, and hopefully playing my own small part in pushing the envelope.