A Passion for Technology & The Arts
David Koff is a creative technology expert who began programming his Apple II+ computer in BASIC at the age of eleven. For over 25 years, he's helpedclients throughout Southern California and the Pacific Northwesttame their Apple products and enterprise corporate networks. Along the way, he also learned how to master the UNIX operating system, begin coding in XML and share his code with the open-source community.
Nike hired David to design and implement its Apple Enterprise services, hardware, and software for their Global Retail Operations. In that role, David planned and deployed the servers and services to centrally manage all of the Macs in Nike stores around the globe. He did the same for The J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, helping bring their Apple network into the 21st century. However, David also works with small companies and individuals, helping them to solve the very same problems that major corporations face.
David also writes about technology. He’s a columnist on the popular website Medium, where his series on cyber security has become one of their most popular tech destinations. He's a regular contributor to Mac Tech Magazine and was invited to speak at their yearly Information Technology Conference in Los Angeles. His writings (both creative and technical) have appeared on The Bark, The Inertia, GigaOm, TechMalak and right here on his blog. In 2016, he published his first book, a funny how-to guide on home technology. David's also sold a screenplay to Fox Family films.
David performs and teaches improvisation at The Brody Theatre in Portland, Oregon and to Junior High students at St. Andrew Nativity School in NE PDX.
He's an avid surfer, photographer, and meditator. He’s also a sucker for adopting kittens and isn’t ashamed to admit it. David and his wife Mary have two amazing cats -- Callie & Gracie -- who they rescued the day they were born.