David Dykstal has lived in Rochester, Minnesota since 1977.

He has worked for most of his career for IBM in Rochester and Object Technology International. He was lab director of the OTI Minneapolis lab. OTI was absorbed by IBM in late 2002 and most of it became pieces in the Rational division. OTI was responsible for the initial development of the Eclipse open source project.

David was the architect for Rational Developer for i – an IDE for the IBM i Operating System developed on the Eclipse base. He was also the project lead for the Target Management project at Eclipse that was built on the technology developed for RDi.

David holds several patents from his work at IBM and OTI. He retired from IBM in October 2013.

He is now part owner of TAA Tools, a small software company that provides software tools for the IBM i Operating System.

David publishes occasionally over at micro.blog. You can read about his current interests there.