Analyst, IT - Administrative Database Services, Trinity Technology Services
David Tremmel is a database and web developer in Trinity Technology Services, the Information Technology (IT) support unit for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke. While his formal training is in the biological sciences (PhD in Plant Ecology), he has always had an interest in and aptitude for computer programming. As a postdoc at Duke he developed a popular piece of research software used to analyze images of plant roots. After working in the sciences for many years at Duke – where he managed the Duke University Phytotron, which was at that time an NSF-funded national research facility – he moved into a career in IT. In his current role he develops databases and web sites for faculty and staff in Arts & Sciences. In addition to working on database projects to facilitate administrative workflows, he has also provided database and web solutions for faculty research projects in several A&S departments, including Biology, Music, and Romance Languages. His initial involvement with Wired! projects was as the database and web developer for Caroline Bruzelius’s project on architecture in the Medieval Kingdom of Sicily.