About Me

This is what I do.

I'm Dave Tucker, and this is my website.


I've always had a passion for music and an ambition to work in the music industry. I came so very close to that at the tender age of 17 when I was offered a job at a fancy studio in London. Alas, I didn't have the means or the confidence to leave life in the country and start fresh in the big smoke. Life took me in a very different direction, but my love of music remains constant. While my formal training was on guitar (classical and contemporary), my primary instrument is now the bass. I continue to write music in my free time and I was very fortunate to become involved in "Before I Forget" by accident! I'm very privileged that they trusted me to write the music for their project.


I've worn many hats in the past (including a Red Fedora). From Consultant to Engineer, from Technical Marketing to Product Management but there is always one thing that remains constant. My love of making things that delight people.

I've helped to build a number of successful open source software products (for details see my Github profile). I co-founded and built SocketPlane which was acquired by Docker in March 2015.

My passion continues outside of work where I enjoy experimenting with single-board computers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, Cubieboard et. al) and 3D Printing. When I'm not tinkering, I can be found spending time with my family, cooking or playing golf.

If I'm not making, I like to be talking about making. To that end, I've spoken at conferences and events across the world about technical topics like Networking and Docker containers.

I've recently taken the plunge and entered back in to education to pursue a degree in Astronomy and Planetary Science and one day I would love for something that I make to end up in space.

My current professional interests are:

  • Systems Programming
  • IoT and embedded development
  • Computer Graphics and Simulation including VR and AR

My current academic and research interests are:

  • Exoplanetary Science
  • Quantum Computing
  • Application of my coding skills for the betterment of Astronomy