Mr. Doerres received his BSEE from the University of Iowa. He has had Masters Studies at Midwest College of Engineering and at Arizona State University. Don is a frequent speaker at technical conferences including four years speaking at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, and several years speaking at local conferences such as Arizona's Desert Code Camp. Mr. Doerres teaches private classes on microcontroller usage to young and old, including the popular Arduino and Raspberry Pi computer boards. Much of his open source work can be found at www.slideshare.net/dondoerres.
Donald has worked in the AeroSpace industry (Motorola, EG&G, General Dynamics & Orbital Sciences) for most of his 40 year career on a broad selection of projects ranging from mobile communications gear, to heavy radar system refurbishment, to complex embedded systems used in spacecraft. He has written spacecraft software for many spacecraft, including all of the software for the Lunar Prospector mission. He is the co-developer of the core flight software system for Orbital Sciences LeoStar-3 family of spacecraft. Donald has been project leader or proposal manager on many projects and has served as corporate chief engineer. Today, most of his time is spent diagnosing and remotely fixing spacecraft problems. His expertise includes Embedded Real Time software, RF Systems Simulation, Analysis, and implementation. Donald has worked with Electronics circuit design of many types spanning analog, digital, RF, and power supply circuitry. Mr. Doerres holds a Commercial Radio Telephone License and an Advanced Class Radio Amateur License.
Mr. Doerres has also worked for several Start-up companies as Chief Engineer, including early work at Lincoln Laser as they developed their Systems group and the startup aerospace company Broad Reach Engineering.
Mr. Doerres has held DOD Secret and Top Secret Level Clearances for many years. He currently holds a TS/SCI with CI POLY.
Editorial Add-on: Don also is a (modest) member of the Mensa Society (for high IQ people).