Dave Griffin

Experienced developer and consummate team player with absolutely no desire to do management-like things who likes to work on the “front-end” of web applications and can pretty much figure out what’s happening in the “back-end” if necessary…

Actually, if the job is interesting, I’m down with working on the full stack.

‘Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien

– Voltaire

My Résumé


2007 – Present

Confluence Visuals, LLC


I started my own company to combine my passions for photography, video storytelling and digital media.  Major clients include website implementations for Maynard Town Hall (WordPress), National Wildlife Refuge Association (multiple custom WordPress sites), US Fish & Wildlife Service (WordPress/Buddypress site in support of a national conference), Kitsy Lane / Chelsea Row (Boston-based startup, custom HTML/PHP implementation, including mobile, responsive layouts, e-commerce, interactive games, Google Hangout integration).   Lots of smaller, mostly WordPress, implementations (including some plugin development).

Since 2018 I have contracted with a small, well-established company to architect and help build a new version of their internal environmental incident management system using Node.js/Vue/Nuxt.js deployed in the cloud using Docker containers.

1999 – 2007

SiteScape, Inc.


A spinoff of the AltaVista Forum product from Digital when it was purchased by Compaq.  Experienced the thrill of going from a 100K person company to 5 of us.  One of the lead developers for the SiteScape Forum product which was deployed by hundreds of clients worldwide (including Shell, BP, US Navy, SAIC, and several universities).

1981 – 1999

Digital Equipment Corporation


Worked primarily in the Networks & Communications group developing various types of networking software.  Member of the advanced development team for Internet products, which eventually led to my team creating the first commercial web-based collaboration software “Workgroup Web Forum”, released in 1995 (later called “AltaVista Forum”).