Jon Davis - Mentor FRC Team 1640
I have been a mentor for FRC Team 1640 starting with the 2009 season. Presently, I mentor the FRC Team, I am a member of the Steering Committee and I am a mentor-in-training for the VEX Robot Challenge teams - well, was a mentor-in-training - can't do both VEX and FRC right now...
I hold degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from Michigan State University and have been a programmer for almost 40 years, working with everything from data communications and telecommunications to embedded systems and firmware to operating systems and compilers.
I have worked for the Unisys Corporation for most of the last 30 years and hold several patents and awards for my work in the Telecommunications and Data Communications areas.
In addition, I've been involved in Scouting for several years and am an Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 52 based in Marshalton, PA, providing me some experience with leadership, group dynamics and working with young adults.
Being an amateur mechanic and life-long handyman, I bring a fair amount of expertise with tools and mechanical systems to the job as well.
And finally, I am a musician, playing Celtic, Old-timey, Swing and other styles on on fiddle, mando, guitar, whistle and other various instruments and which I mention because I always find it fascinating just how many technical individuals also share an interest and competency in music...
Two albums to our credit with the Greystone Ramblers. Enjoy!!
My Skills and Interests
- Playing music
- Automotive repair
- General Home Repair skills including
- Appliance Repair
- and now... ROBOTS!!!
Places I've Been
Because Julie mentioned it...
- England ( born there... )
- San Marino
- St. Johns
- New Zealand
- and at least 30 states - planning to hit 50 before I'm done...