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for all your Dave Schwantes related needs

Hey, I'm Dave, noted sauce aficionado and winner of the 2008 Easy On The Eyes Award.

I like to make things. These things include (but are not limited to) software, websites, music, electronics, comics, beer, and lunch.

I did my undergrad at University of Illinois-Urbana (Math/CS) and my masters at DePaul (HCI) and I've spent my professional career working as a software developer in various capacities.

I've been in and out of bands since the 5th grade and music is a habit I just can't seem to kick. I have the following weapons in my musical arsenal (to varying proficiencies): guitar, bass, keyboards, saxophone, drums, and vocals. I left my band, The American Autumn, when I moved out West but I still make some music both on my own and with others.