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David Delikat

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Date: 12/3/2009 12:21 pm
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The Essentials

Name: David Delikat

Profession/Employer: IT Consultant

Place of Residence: Madison, WI


WebGUI Related Questions

In what way(s) do you contribute to WebGUI or the WebGUI Community?

Bug fixes and enhancements – always on the lookout for potential users(clients)


When did you first hear of WebGUI?

At my first MadMongers meeting while sipping a Guinness.


How and when did you get involved in WebGUI?

Plain Black offered me consulting work fixing bugs and adding enhancements.


Are you paid to work on WebGUI?



How much time do you spend on WebGUI?

A few hours everyday. If I'm not at a computer I may be trying to solve something in my head.


What do you think is still missing from WebGUI or the WebGUI Community?

I have a hard time imagining features that would make WG better, that's what users are for.


What keeps you motivated to keep working on WebGUI?

I have to admit that if I was not getting paid I would not have time to work on WG because I would be working somewhere else.


What's WebGUI's killer feature and why?

I think the killer feature is the vast quantity of features. Second would be the security and control a webmaster has over the various assets.


What's WebGUI's greatest weakness and why?

I think WG should be making more use of AJAX techniques.


What makes you work on WebGUI over the competition?

I'd have to say that I really like the building blocks that have evolved inside WG. The core components make it stronger and more useful.


What's your most brilliant WebGUI hack?



Have you attended the WebGUI Users Conference?

I stopped in at the hack-a-thon this year to meet some people.


Where do you keep your Gooey doll?

When I get my Gooey doll, he will sit on top of one of my bookshelves


Personal Questions


How would you describe yourself?

I usually try to get something in about being Christian, married with kids, a recovering perfectionist, fanatically one sided yet perpetually balanced. But I usually get distracted by the latest computer thing that's on my mind.


Are you married, dating, or otherwise involved?

Married enough years that I can honestly say I'm happy about it.


Do you have any kids?

3 daughters ( 1.5 teenagers )


Do you have any pets?

1 cat, a few plants and several computers.


If someone visits your area, what's something they must see or do?

The arboretum is a good place for peace and quiet; State Street is a good place for hustle and bustle.


What do you hate?

Having programs break in extremely outrageous ways when I make a simple change.


What do you love?

Fixing outrageous bugs with really simple code changes.

What's the last book you read?

Currently unfinished: JRR Tolkien, The Silmarilion; Mark Twain, Adventures of Huck Finn; Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There; Benjamin Franklin's autobiography.


What's the last CD/MP3 you bought (or downloaded)?

It's been quite a while... it was one of Rich Mullins, Go Fish, or Billy Joel (or maybe someone altogether different)


What's the last movie you watched?

Valkyrie – a bit intense, but worth watching. It'd be easier to watch if it was fiction.


You're stuck on a train/plane for 6 hours and bored out of your mind, what do you do to amuse yourself?

If I'm tired but can't sleep, I'd watch a movie (sounds like a good time for a Lord of the Rings marathon) otherwise I'd write some really cool tool that would make my life better (can't remember the last time I had 6 hours of [nearly] uninterrupted coding time).


Any last words?

Whew, I made it!


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