|Known for CEO of Secret (app)|
Name David Byttow
|Full Name David Mark Byttow|
Born February 12, 1982 (age 33) (1982-02-12) Munster, Indiana, United States
Occupation Software Engineer (tech industry)
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David Mark Byttow (born February 12, 1982) is an American Internet entrepreneur who was the co-founder and CEO of the mobile application Secret (app).
Early life and education
David was born and raised in Munster, Indiana and taught himself how to program video games at the age of 10. He dropped out of Purdue University to pursue a career in video game programming.
In 2001, David joined a (now defunct) video game company named CodeFire. After that, he joined The Collective, Inc. as a gameplay programmer for popular video game consoles. In 2007, David did contract work for Bandai Namco Entertainment on the Xbox 360 and PS3 game Afro Samurai. He then joined Google as a Staff Engineer for five years where he worked on App Engine, Google Wave and Google+. He then joined Square, Inc. as Technical Director and head of Square Wallet. He was at Square for nearly a year before founding Secret (app) with Google-colleague Chrys Bader-Wechseler.
David announced the shut down of Secret (app) on April 29, 2015.