David Wolber

David Wolber


Full-Time Faculty
Harney Science Center 414


Professor Wolber’s focuses on empowering artists, designers, kids, women, men, humanity majors, business students — makers of all types — to add coding to their creative arsenals. He designed and teaches USF’s core CS course, Computing, Mobile Apps, and the Web, which allows USF students from all majors to learn coding by building mobile apps.

Wolber runs the sites DragAndDropCode.com and appinventor.org, and is the author of Drag and Drop Code: Create iPhone and Android Apps with Thunkable, and App Inventor: Create your own Android Apps along with App Inventor creators Hal Abelson, Ellen Spertus and Liz Looney. His “Course-in-a-Box” teaching materials have been used in numerous courses and in mobile-csp.org, a Computational Thinking AP course for US High Schools.

Wolber’s work has been funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation and by an NSF grant in collaboration with MIT, Wellesley, Trinity, and UMass-Lowell.


  • CS Education
  • Visual Coding Languages