David Delmar is the founder of Resilient Coders, a non-profit helping young students learn skills to be successful in the work force. As a Latino man, David is bravely challenging the self-satisfied assumptions of some in the tech industry who believe that they are advocates for both diversity and meritocracy, when too often they are simply hiring people they recognize as familiar.
David is a professional designer and interface developer with experience working with award-winning startups, as well as established brands. Before founding Resilient Coders, he was at PayPal, leading a cross-disciplinary team of designers and coders. They designed and built first-to-market digital advertising concepts for brands like Starbucks, Coke, FedEx, and Pepsi. He helped set up PayPal's startup incubator, Start Tank, and served as its UX subject matter expert. David believes in technology as an opportunity for real meritocracy. And he believes in the resilience of Boston's youth.