Our Story

SlideWave, LLC was originally founded in late 2014 by software and technology entrepreneur David Daeschler to partner with companies to solve complex software problems. In 2017, Linda Massie joined SlideWave as a managing partner and became a founding member due to the dramatic impact her expertise has had on the company. As the Director of User Experience, Linda’s Sr. level UX and UI design expertise transforms SlideWave into a full stack development company that melds form and function together into a superior, beautifully functional result.

The Team

With over thirty years of software development experience across the company, SlideWave developers have designed complex and distributed software systems, built mobile applications and games for Android and iOS, developed compilers and virtual machines, and contributed thousands of hours to open source projects.

This includes:

  • Designing a WebGL based viewer for virtual world models
  • Developing a scalable Apache Cassandra based inventory storage and retrieval system now storing over 800 GB of inventory data across 8 cluster nodes
  • Developing the Phlox compiler and virtual machine
  • Maintained ports for FreeBSD ensuring that software applications ran on supported hardware
  • Developing Docker based software delivery system

The SlideWave development team works with organizations that need UX/UI design, software architecture, and development with a focus on high performance and exacting quality. If the software doesn’t add value to your organization, we don’t want to build it.

Our Founders

David Daeschler
CEO, Founder


Over the course of his seventeen-year career, David has designed complex and distributed software systems, designed a compiler/VM, worked with big data systems, and worked extensively with 3d simulation in physics, network communications, and high performance computing. He develops in many languages, platforms and frameworks, including C/C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, .NET, Node.js, SQL, Android, iOS, WebGL, and React/React native.

In his spare time, David runs Dinner and Code, mentors for 3 Day Startup, and spends time teaching his baby girl how to make funny faces.

Linda Z. Massie
Director of UX, Founder

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With over a decade of design experience, Linda joined David to form SlideWave to offer tech startup and enterprise customers the best UX solutions. With extensive background in UX across design disciplines she deploys human-centered design innovation that makes lasting user experiences.

She has designed applications and offerings that span a wide range of platforms and industries. Some companies she has worked with include Veritas Technologies, Omron Healthcare, ResMed, Numera, UpWork (formerly oDesk), FARO Technologies, and Nordic Solutions - just to name a few. Her passion to deliver elegant solutions to complex ideas and problems is what makes our customers keep coming back for new innovative designs. She thrives on working closely with client teams and is a true leader integrating UX best practices into simple and complex software environments.