David Wallace Croft

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David Wallace Croft 2002-01-09




I have accepted employment as a Software Developer with Whoola to work on the Peer-to-Peer Virtual Reality Learning Environments project.

Please see my résumé.

I am a member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

I am a Founder and the Secretary of the Dallas Area Neuroscience Group (DANG).

I am a member of the Student Game Developer Association.



Java has been my computer programming language of choice since 1996, when I first started out as a contract Java Developer doing business as ORBS and later through CroftSoft Inc.

I wrote the book Advanced Java Game Programming.

A portfolio of some of my Java programs is available. I have an older page dedicated to my early Java research efforts and online demos.

I have created a collection of Open Source Java code available from the CroftSoft Code Library.

I established GameSpawn Inc. to further my interest in Open Source Java games.

I founded the Game Developers Java Users Group (GameJUG) and the Mountaineers Java Users Group (MtJUG). I previously served as the President of the Silicon Valley Java Users Group (SVJUG).

As I am an advocate of pure, portable cross-platform Java programming, I am a member of the Java Lobby, a society dedicated to keeping the Java programming language portable and open.

I've been writing computer games and other applications as a hobby since I was 12-years-old (1980) and I've accumulated a lot of old code which you are welcome to browse if you think you might benefit from it. If so, feel free to visit my old source code repository.

JavaSoft CroftSoft Inc Java Lobby

Advanced Java Game Programming GameSpawn:  Open Source Java Games Online! ORBS:  Open Source Java Development GameSpawn:  Open Source Java Games Online!


I have been accepted into the Ph.D. program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. My focus is on neuroscience and brain-computer interfaces.

I received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1995. My focus was on neural networks in hardware, software, and wetware.

I received my B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in 1990. My focus was on digital electronics and computer engineering.

From 5th grade until my senior year, I attended the Abilene, Texas grades schools Austin Elementary, Madison Junior High, and Cooper High School.

You are welcome to browse some of my old academic assignments.

I am a Student Senator in the Student Government Association (SGA) at the University of Texas at Dallas. I am also a Representative and the Webmaster of the Graduate Student Council (GSC).

United States Air Force Academy USAFA Class of 1990 California Institute of Technology


My research archives are online.

See also the chronology of my works online.

Research areas include:


I am a Libertarian. Are you? Take the quiz and find out!

Please see my campaign web page.

I serve as a Libertarian Party of Texas State Libertarian Executive Committee (SLEC) representative for state senatorial district 9.

I also serve as the Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer of the Libertarian Party of Denton County Texas.

I am hoping to start a student organization for Libertarians at UT Dallas.

I have archived the documents that I maintained as Marion County Chair and State Secretary of the Libertarian Party of West Virginia.

I am a supporter of Initiative for Texas, School Choice Vouchers, Social Security Choice, and Approval Voting.

I am a member of HOMAGE.

Libertarian Party Blue Ribbon Campaign for Online Free Speech


I am an Optihumanist.

I am a Founder and the Secretary of the Humanist Church of North Texas (formerly the Freethought Fellowship).

I am also a Founder and the Treasurer of the Society for Universal Immortalism (formerly the Transhumanist Church).

As a transhumanist, I believe that future technologies such as nanotechnology will one day permit us to live forever. I have made arrangements with the Alcor Life Extension Foundation for cryotransport upon my death.

I created an announcements mailing list and a discussion mailing list for North Texas Transhumanists living in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex.

I am a Bright. I am a Founder of the Dallas Brights.

I have been nominated to serve as Chair of the Metroplex Atheists. I serve as Vice Chair and Webmaster of the Metroplex Atheists Reading Group.

I am a member of the American Humanist Association.

I recently became a member of the all-volunteer democratic organization Atheist Alliance International.

I am a Physical Determinist; I do not believe that there is any inherent randomness in the physics of the universe.

I am confounded by how a universe could come to exist from null.

Optihumanist Fellowship Humanist Church of North Texas Society for Universal Immortalism
Alcor Life Extension Foundation Extropy Institute Foresight Institute
Metroplex Atheists
Atheist Alliance International
American Humanist Association


Members of my family include my wife Shannon Kristine Croft and my children Ada Beth Croft, Benjamin Wallace Croft, and Thomas Edward Croft.

My Family Web is available.

Thinking of sending me a gift for my birthday or the holidays? Check out my Wish List.

Croft Family 2002-06-01


My archives directory contains some of my earlier online publications that I am no longer updating.

For a list of my online publications in reverse chronological order, see my chronology.

Links to my online source code and articles can also be found from the CroftSoft Library index.

Here is my collection of quotes and notes that I had used for my BBS "thought for the day" program. I gave up running a BBS when it became obsoleted by the WWW and Java.

David Wallace Croft (1999-02-19)