Dave Ross

Director of Engineering at 10up


My career spans almost two decades and everything from green-screen application development to the latest, hottest web technologies. Small businesses, world-class museums, government research laboratories, and Fortune 500 companies have all counted on me to deliver outstanding web experiences for their online audiences.

I believe in "holistic" web development. My computer science background draws me toward technical, kinda esoteric topics. But, I'm also well-versed in SEO, accessibility, usability, and a little bit of design. The web revolutionized how we communicate, and a lot of pieces have to come together for a compelling digital experience.

As an engineering leader, I couple my passion for code with proven leadership techniques to inspire engineers to produce work they can be proud of, and to be people they can be proud of.

I currently work as an Director of Engineering at 10up, an outstanding distributed web agency (we're hiring). I'm also a runner, feral cat socializer, podcaster, and computer history fanatic. I love living in Boston with my partner Amy, our son Andy, and three cats.


Since my early days with a Commodore 64, I've worked with lots of technologies - some I'm almost embarrased to mention. But I'm always looking for new things to try. These are some of the things I've been doing lately.

  • Management
  • Node.js
  • Scrum
  • JavaScript
  • CSS3
  • WordPress
  • Design
  • jQuery
  • Unit Tests
  • PHP
  • HTTP/2
  • Git
  • Gearman
  • Sass
  • Express
  • Functional Prog.
  • REST
  • SVN
  • Grunt
  • Linux
  • SEO
  • MySQL
  • UX
  • Accessibility


I spend a lot of my free time contributing free, open-source tools to the world. Most of my work is MIT-licensed so it can be used in all sorts of creative and profitable endeavours. This is a sample of my recent open source contributions. See my GitHub profile for more.

PHP & WordPress

JavaScript & Node.js

Open Source Contributions

Besides my own projects, I've contributed to a variety of open source tools.