Welcome to Dave Orchard's World
I'm looking for engineering, advocacy and/or standards work in the mobile and/or web applications areas.
I have held a variety of challenging technical leadership positions in web standards and the web application development field.
- I was employed at BEA Systems from 2001 until 2008 as Senior Technical Director, where I served as Web and Web Services standards technical lead including 3 elections to the W3C Web Architecture board led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. I led BEA's standards team growth from myself as first hire to 10 people by the time of the acquisition by Oracle.
- I am a consultant providing web and iPhone apps to customers such as GraceNote, Tribal DDB and Alligato Mobile.
- I worked at Jamcracker, where I served as lead architect and standards architect and was responsible for the creation and evangelism of xml technologies, such as creating ITML Provisioning and helping create SAML.
- I was the first hire for IBM's Pacific Development Centre, now an IBM Global Services lab, and I was the lead architect and an integral part of growing the organization to over 300 employees. I was an evangelist and developer of key architectures and technologies after recognizing their significance to application development, such as discovering the Web in 1994, Java in 1995, and XML in 1997.
- I am an experienced public speaker and am published in numerous formats ranging from books and magazines to paid web columns.
A resume is available.