David Lang Bio





A few years ago, David Lang and NASA engineer Eric Stackpole went looking for lost gold (literally) in an underwater cave in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. But they weren't quite sure how to go about it. Without much expertise (or money), the two put initial designs for an underwater robot explorer online. Soon, OpenROV was born: a community of citizen ocean explorers who build and constantly improve upon these small, remote-operated underwater robots. Lang is also the author of Zero to Maker. He lives on a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay.

Prior to joining SAP, Lars was the senior product manager of client tools at Right Hemisphere. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology with an emphasis in computer-aided design (CAD), graphic design, and photography from San Diego State University, where he was initiated into Epsilon Pi Tau, an academic and professional honor society that promotes and recognizes the achievement of academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the general study of technology.