David Messinger has been Appirio’s community architect since 2009. In his current role, David leads crowsourcing initiatives, including CloudSpokes.com. His responsibilities include the CloudSpokes platform, partnerships with other crowdsourcing platforms, client engagement and community development. David has previously been responsible for Appirio’s offshore team. Prior to joining Appirio, David spent seven years at TopCoder as chief architect where he oversaw the TopCoder platform and component based methodology. He started his career as a software consultant working on a variety of eCommerce and enterprise projects at Tallan and Amentra. David received a bachelor’s in Computer Science from Trinity College.