Nice to meet you

My name is David Albrecht. I have been developing technology (primarily software) professionally since 2009. I live and work in Oakland, California.

I am the managing partner of shortbar. We specialize in replacing complex, mission-critical enterprise software, especially in zero-downtime or finance/safety-critical situations.

My wife Caroline builds housing at David Baker Architects in San Francisco. She is better-looking, smarter, and much better-dressed than me.

Borrowing from Fred Wilson, this site is "my diary, my sandbox, my therapist, and more than anything it is my bar where I get to be the bartender". My site is a place where everyone is welcome and the conversation is civil and lively.