David spent his early career working in technical roles, initially with Digital Unix Mainframes (showing his age), then Sun Solaris and Apache web servers, before specialising in data as a DBA. He is now the Director at Data Idols, a recognised leader in the data recruitment industry. To date, he has successfully scaled data functions for some of the UK’s best-known technology companies. He is a serial entrepreneur and is the founder of the Create Communities network, The Data Science Festival and the Two Beer Ideas community.  Outside the world of data, he has a weird talent for attracting stray dogs on holiday, loves fish and chips by the sea and has successfully co-launched a yoga business.