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David Lapsley

Engineering Manager
David Lapsley leads the Metacloud Engineering team within Cisco Advanced Services. David’s background is in networking, cloud computing, data visualization, software as a service, and user experience. David has been using Python for over 10 years and Django for 5 years. His first commercial Python project was writing a Spread Spectrum Software Defined Radio application for NASA. His first commercial Django project was the front end for a CyberSecurity product developed for Carrier-grade VoIP networks.
David's career has taken him from graduate school in Melbourne Australia, where he studied advanced congestion control algorithms in packet switched networks, via the networking and telecommunications industry, advanced network research for NASA, DHS, DARPA and other government agencies, and finally on to OpenStack. David's work on OpenStack has been primarily on Horizon and Neutron, but he enjoys working on all aspects of OpenStack.