About David Thole

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I’m currently an Enterprise Data Architect at UFG (United Fire Group Insurance), with some side work in free time for various organizations including the University of Iowa. I’m an avid technologist and overall geek. I really enjoy programming, creating products, and learning new skills.

Most of my free time is like my work time, doing programming and the like. But, when I’m not doing tech stuff I enjoy hobbies such as drawing, calligraphy (Western and Japanese), studying languages, reading, watching Anime, and playing video games.

How I got this name (TheDarkTrumpet)

I receive this question periodically, so I figured it’s worth covering here. I’ve gone by this nickname, online, for a good 20 or so years now. It started while playing a video game called “Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2” online with friends. I was struggling to come up with a online handle during the time, and had a few. After awhile, I picked “TrumpetLight” and “TrumpetDark” to have different profiles (light side user, dark side user). Obviously, during this time, playing the Trumpet was big for me. Anyways, I then thought “TheLightTrumpet” and “TheDarkTrumpet”, and “TheDarkTrumpet” sounded better, so I went with that!

Just to note though, some people have used this nickname in the past on various forums. So unless I mention it here, I wouldn’t assume that alias is me. Largely because I disconnected from social media and the like some time ago.

Available for hire?

I get this question a whole lot actually, and in general I’ll mention it here as well as in LinkedIn if I’m available for full time hire. But, at this time - no, I’m not available for anything full time, or part time. But, I am always open to hearing about smaller projects that can be done in free time. I’m currently working at getting a company setup to better support these kinds of requests, but for now, you can still run stuff by me and I can see if it fits with what I have time for.

You can view my skills and qualifications here

How to get ahold of me?

Social media is pretty popular, but not something I tend to use a lot of. So, you won’t find me on twitter, nor Facebook. That said, I do have some social media ways of contacting me

Telegram is the preferred method of contact out of the above.