David Kopec
Affiliated with App Development, Computer Science and Innovation, Division of Information Technology & Science

David Kopec will be on Sabbatical during the Spring 2024 Semester

David Kopec joined the faculty at Champlain College in 2016 after five years in the startup world. He served both as a co-founder and as a consultant to early stage tech companies with a concentration in iOS app development. David developed a passion for computer science education which led him to author the introductory programming textbook Dart for Absolute Beginners (Apress, 2014) on Google's emerging language. In parallel, he worked part time as adjunct faculty in New York while running his consulting practice.

David is active in the open source community as the author of several popular Swift data structure projects. He is the author of the Classic Computer Science Problems book series, which includes Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift (Manning, 2018), Classic Computer Science Problems in Python (Manning, 2019) and Classic Computer Science Problems in Java (Manning, 2020). An avid podcaster, he has served both as a guest and host on multiple podcast series. A native of New England, David has lived throughout the United States, Canada, and England. He holds an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College, as well as an MS in Computer Science, also from Dartmouth.


Kopec, David. Classic Computer Science Problems in Java. Manning, 2020.

Kopec, David. Classic Computer Science Problems in Python. Manning, 2019. 

Kopec, David. Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift: Essential Techniques For Practicing Programmers. Manning, 2018. 

Kopec, David. Dart for Absolute Beginners. Apress, 2014.