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

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 (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 hosts the software consulting focused podcast Consult. A native of New England, David has lived throughout the United States, Canada, and England. He holds an A.B. in Economics & English from Dartmouth College, as well as a M.S. in Computer Science, also from Dartmouth.


Kopec, David. Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift: Essential Techniques For Practicing Programmers. Manning, 2017. 

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