Dave Nielsen

Senior Director, Developer Relations - Head of AI Community Engagement

As Head of AI Community Engagement, Dave runs events such as hackathons that help developers learn how to use GenAI developer tools like LLMs and MongoDB Vector Search. Dave graduated from Cal Poly: SLO and has worked in developer relations at companies like PayPal, Strikeiron, Redis, Intel, Traceable, Dremio, Harness and now MongoDB. Dave gained modest notoriety when he proposed to his girlfriend in the book "PayPal Hacks"