David Iffland was named the principal software developer in January 2012. In his role, Iffland oversees the custom software development and database application needs of the department.
He began his career at the University of Illinois in 1996 as an undergraduate, working for Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES). In 1999, he joined CITES Departmental Services full time as a research programmer, where he led the creation of a team dedicated to building custom applications for many departments on campus. While at CITES, he worked with DIA since 2007.
During his tenure at Illinois, Iffland has implemented custom software for many groups inside athletics, including marketing, Assembly Hall and I FUND. He oversaw the creation of database systems to improve the financial and ticket reporting needs of the department.
A native of Lombard, Ill., Iffland earned a bachelor's degree in computer engineering with a minor in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. He and his wife, Kendra, have two daughters, Hazel and Everly.