Crew

Crew

Club Chairman: Dr. Don V Black is Founder and Director of Digital ChoreoGraphics, a software design and development firm that has been serving Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Educational, Medical and Industrial sectors since 1976. He has a Masters in Visual Computing from the UCI School of Information and Computer Sciences, a Ph.D. in Computer Graphics and Visualization from the UCI School of Engineering, and over 30 years of experience as a professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Educator, Scientist and Visionary in Aerospace Engineering.  He is the Founding Chair of the IEEE-OC Game Engineers SIG, the Annual IEEE Intercollegiate Computer Game Showcase, and has served as Chair of the Orange County IEEE. In addition to his membership in four IEEE Technical Societies, he is a member of ACM, SIGGRAPH, AOPA, AAAS, AIAA, APS, Sigma Xi and the IEEE California Public Policy & Government Activities committee. Don also has an FAA Airmen [private pilot] Certificate, and is a student club advisor in the School of Information and Computer Sciences at UCI.  His current research interests include General Relativity, Quantum Computing, Advanced Propulsion Systems, Computer Games & Simulations, Interplanetary Transfer Orbits, and CubeSats.

Chief of DevOps: Harry Goldschmitt has made a career of software development for decades. He has been involved in open source projects, including the IPCop firewall where he was both the documentation coordinator and a developer. He has specialized in operating systems including Linux, Windows, OSx, VxWorks, FreeRTOS and bare metal. He is interested in DevOps, embedded programming, networking and virtual machines. Harry designed and developed, the World Solutions STARS add on product. STARS has been running at dozens of Fortune 1000 sites for over 14 years with no bugs or issues. Harry has a BSE(EE) from the University of Michigan, an MSEE and an MBA both from California State University at Fullerton.

Chief of Online Communications: John Kastner, Ph.Dhas years of experience in software development, substantial managerial background and experience in all levels of direct involvement from requirements to research to design, development, implementation and delivery. Personally written hundreds of thousands of lines of code in numerous languages and produced over 25 professional reviewed publications. Hands-on manager with a proven record of independent and teamwork.