Faculty Member Computer Science & Innovation 
Division of Information Technology & Sciences 
Education Dartmouth College, Master of Science; Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts
Areas of Expertise
  • Mobile App Development
  • Computer Science Education
  • Open Source Software
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Biography

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 book “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, an MS in Computer Science from Dartmouth, and an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business & Technology.

Publications & Abstracts

https://www.manning.com/books/classic-computer-science-problems-in-python?a_aid=oaksnow&a_bid=d326fe0b

Kopec Explains Software podcast (http://kopec.live/)
Business Books & Co. podcast (http://businessbooksandco.com/)

"The journey is the reward." —Chinese Proverb
David Kopec
David Kopec, Associate Professor, Co-Program Director of Computer Science

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