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G. David Sims – Managing Editor and Primary Contributor

David is an experienced technologist with over 25 years of industry experience. He has worked as a software engineer, a team leader, and as a systems architect. His experience covers large-scale systems as well as embedded systems and microcontrollers. He is a published author both in print and online.

He has a computer science related honours degree from a British university.

David uses Windows, macOS, and Linux on a daily basis. He has been a Windows user since Windows 3.1 and used Windows NT on the DEC Alpha, long before Windows on x86 platforms was a hot topic. He has been using macOS since 2005 on PowerPC, Intel, and Apple Silicon.

As for Linux, he has been a keen user since before v1.0 of the kernel. Back in those days, Linux distros like Slackware were downloaded on floppy disks!

G. David has been a fan of the Raspberry Pi since its launch in 2012 and sees it as a key tools for educators, hobbyists, and professional.

As well as experience of the x86 and x86-64 platforms, David is a proponent of Arm as a viable alternative for Intel/AMD.

His software engineering experience covers: C, C++, C#, Python, Rust, Go, Ada, and Pascal.