Do you remember when a floppy disk was actually floppy? Do you even remember floppy disks? Rob Carpenter does. In his 30 years of working on technology issues, Carpenter has worked on everything from punch cards to iPads. The keyboard he types on every day is older than some staff members. Since joining the team in 1997, Carpenter has guided and supported IDFA staff through the ever-changing world of technology, from arguing when he first arrived that IDFA had to be connected to the Internet to helping the staff cope with today’s revolutionary new mobile landscape.
Before joining IDFA, Carpenter held positions with the Associated Press and the IEEE Computer Society. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Technology from American University and is a native of Philadelphia.