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David Wurmfeld

Master Software Engineer
Capital One

I am a husband, father, mentor, inventor, veteran, student and scholar; I live to Make and Make to live. Born in the Bay Area of San Francisco I have lived and worked throughout the US and Europe. In college I read in Physics and Computer science and am currently pursuing an advanced degree in Systems Engineering. It is my aspiration to earn from my peers the moniker of “Renaissance Man”. My current projects include mentoring at Hackathons, choreographing a petite ballet named “The Dance at the Coffee Urn”, writing a book on the care and feeding of creative people, collaborating on a new design a for liquid fuel rocket engine and working as a citizen scientist on a thesis to formalize embedded system specification and design. My hobbies include designing and building electric vehicles, high power rocketry, ham radio, glass blowing, SCUBA diving and anything related to building with my hands. Curious to a fault, I live by the premise so aptly coined by Richard Feynman: "What I cannot create, I do not understand". I believe in random acts of kindness and senseless beauty. I am currently employed as a Master Software Engineer with the Capital One Labs, a think tank/incubator for Capital One Bank in the Washington DC area.

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