David Richards is a System Administrator for the City of Largo, Florida. He has been exposed to computer technology since his first home computer in the early 1980s. After graduating from college in 1986, he was employed in the manufacturing, distributing and printing industries. 1992 was the first year that he entered the city's employment, working with UNIX, Linux and thin clients. He promotes thin clients and open-source technology, and enjoys the challenges of deployment. He is often found in the GNOME IRC channels debugging software and interacting with the developers.