Pat David is a Husband, Father, and (Ocean) Engineer. He’s a proponent of Free Software and often describes himself as a “minor photographer, major nerd”.
In 2014 Pat wanted to solve the problem of fractured communities that were focused on specific software projects as opposed to the overall creative and technical aspects of photography (and later cinematography) in general.
The software was one part of a larger opportunity to share and learn from others around the craft of making images and there wasn’t a good solution, or community, available. PIXLS.US was his idea to address this, using Free Software ideals of openness, for all things photography/cinematography.