David Cake has had an email address since 1989, and worked in the computer industry since 1991. He has worked in a wide range of software development and system administration related roles over the years, with special interests in digital media and web application development. He is currently a graduate student, studying Internet governance, and teaches tertiary students about web communications.
He is very active in representing EFA in international Internet governance, such as ICANN. He is currently a Vice-Chair of the ICANN GNSO Council, which organises policy related to global domain names, and represents non-commercial Internet stakeholders there.
He has been active in a number of community and political organisations in addition to EFA, including bur.st networking Inc., the League for Programming Freedom Australia, and the Australian Labor Party.
Other interests include being a Regional Contact for Burning Man in Australia, and science fiction fandom (he is a board member of the West Australian Science Fiction Foundation). David has been a board member of EFA since 2004, and first became Chair in 2011. During 2014, following the resignation of the previous Chair, he was re-elected as Chair of EFA.