About David

Posted by David on August 23rd, 2006

David Veksler is a 27 year old developer, IT consultant, and futurist. He’s an individualist and radical capitalist who takes ideas seriously. He enjoys programming, writing, cycling, and reading about technology.

Web 2.0 Stuff:

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Flickr - My photos
  • ObjectivismOnline Forum Profile -with contact info
  • ClaimID
  • AIM - GreedyCapitalist
  • David Veksler Photo

    Brief Autobiography:

    I was born in Ukraine on October 12, 1980. In 1990, I came with my family to the United States of America, the greatest country in the world. After eight years of collectivist indoctrination in the public schools of San Antonio, Texas, I entered Texas A&M University, and discovered the meaning of liberty in the form of free-market economics. My interest in liberty led me to change my major to economics and political science. Not long after becoming a capitalist, my intellectual journey led me to begin a life-long study of philosophy and Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism.

    I have been an advocate of individual rights, and a pro-reason, pro-reality philosophy on campus as well as on the web. I enjoy debating philosophy, politics, economics, and technology with anyone who cares to offer me a rational argument. I currently do this at the Objectivism Online forums and the DFW Examined Life philosophy meetup group. I have a strong interest in technology; especially the potential for information systems to improve human life.

    I enjoy web-design and programming for a living and as a hobby. Other technology interests include blogging, .Net, the semantic web, and content management systems. My professional goal is to become an expert in enterprise systems architecture. My intellectual goal is to study the theory, history, philosophy, and ethics of civilization. I recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a masters in Management of Information Systems. My personal goals are to find friends and a soulmate to share my values and passions, learn to fly a plane, and retire to write books on how great human life should and can be. I enjoy reading, cycling, skiing, hiking, digital photography, flight simulators, and good movies.


    Intellectual influences:

    Fiction Writers: Ayn Rand, Robert Heinlein, Victor Hugo, James Clavell, Vernor Vinge, Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle, Shakespeare
    Non-fiction Writers: Ludwig Von Mises, Leonard Peikoff, Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, Henry Hazlitt, Ray Kurzweil, Aristotle.