Dave Sifry

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Dave Sifry
David Sifry, Web 2.0 Conference.jpg
Dave Sifry at the Web 2.0 Conference, 2005
Born 1968
Long Island, New York
Nationality American
Education BS, CS (1991)
Johns Hopkins University
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for LinuxCare
Website http://www.sifry.com

Dave Sifry is an American software entrepreneur and blogosphere icon known for founding Technorati in 2004,[1] [2]formerly a leading blog search engine. He also lectures widely on wireless technology and policy, weblogs, and open source software.

Early years

Sifry grew up on Long Island, and learned to program on a Commodore PET. While in his teens, he decided that someday he would move to Silicon Valley and start a company. After studying computer science at Johns Hopkins University, he worked for Mitsubishi.[3]


Sifry cofounded Sputnik, a Wi-Fi gateway company, Linuxcare, and Offbeat Guides.[4]

He has been a founding member of the board of Linux International,[5] and a technical advisor to the National Cybercrime Training Partnership for law enforcement.

Dave worked as a business developer for Mozilla/Mozillamessaging,[6] trying to bring partners to Mozilla Thunderbird.

Personal life

David is married to Noriko and has two kids, Melody and Noah.


  • 2006 Best Blog Guide - Technorati - Web 2.0 Awards
  • 2006 Best of Show - Technorati - SXSW Awards [7]
  • 2006 Best Technical Achievement - Technorati - SXSW Awards [8]


  1. ^ http://www.sifry.com/about/
  2. ^ "ZURB". zurb.com. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  3. ^ "Technorati | Interview with its Founder - Dave Sifry". Cleverism. 2015-01-14. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  4. ^ http://www.sifry.com/about/
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20051201022055/http://www.li.org/who/index.php
  6. ^ https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/StatusMeetings/2010-11-30
  7. ^ "Web Awards Winners". south by southwest festivals + conferences. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  8. ^ "Web Awards Winners". south by southwest festivals + conferences. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2007-03-11.

External links

  • Media related to Dave Sifry at Wikimedia Commons
  • Sifry’s Alerts, Dave’s personal blog.
  • Technorati management team official page, reference for much of the above
  • David Sifry podcast, PodLeaders, 2006-04-05
  • Ten Questions with David Sifry, Signal Without Noise, 2006-07-09
  • David Sifry on Technorati and entrepreneurship Video
  • David Sifry on the state of the Net, Video interview, 2008-02-09
  • David Sifry in Inc. magazine, January 2006

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