My name is Pete Skeggs, and I’m an engineer, father, husband, movie lover, music hound, DJ, and all around geek.
I’ve twice been president of PARTS (the Portland Area Robotics Society) — 2001-2003, then again from 2010-2011. I was also on the organizing committee for ORTOP, the Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program, from 2001-2005. They’re still going — not only running FIRST Lego League (FLL) tournaments but now in charge of FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC).
My wife and I are owners of Noetic Design, Inc., an engineering consulting firm, which we started in late 1993 when I quite my day job at Iomega soon after turning 30. We used to run a side business to design and manufacture sensors and controllers for mobile robots, under the Nubotics brand, but closed this in 2016.
Noetic is somewhat underutilized at the present, as I am currently not consulting but am a full time employee of EM Microelectronic-US Inc., while she is likewise fully employed elsewhere.