From Veteran PCB Designers to Next Gen Innovators - July 2018

July 31, 2018 Judy Warner
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OnTrack Newsletter
July 2018 VOL. 2 No 4

Welcome to the July edition of the Altium OnTrack Newsletter!

In Rock Stars and Superheroes, we talk with veteran PCB Designer Bill Brooks, who has been designing boards since 1969.

In Next Gen Designers, we introduce you to the WARR Hyperloop team from the Technical University of Munich, who won the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II in 2017, and broke the world record as well!

In the OnTrack video series, Ben Jordan teaches part three of his multi-board series, this time focusing on signal and power integrity issues.

Lastly, we have fresh Brain Food.

Enjoy and always...stay OnTrack!
Judy M. Warner
Director of Community Engagement
Highlighting Exceptional PCB Designers
Bill Brooks started designing and making circuit boards as a young teen in his father’s circuit board operation that was based in their garage. Since then he has continued to grow in skill and sophistication as a professional PCB designer. Over the years he has contributed to the industry through volunteering for the IPC Designer Council and teaching design courses at a college in his hometown of San Diego. Enjoy reading about this PCB design veteran.
Maker Space
Featured Blog/Video
Multi-Board Design, Part Three: Signal and Power Integrity
Ben Jordan goes to the whiteboard once again to share some insights on multi-board design and the ensuing signal and power integrity issues that can arise.
Brain Food

About the Author

Judy Warner

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry since 1984. She has a deep background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing with a focus on Mil/Aero applications in technical sales and marketing.

She has been a writer, contributor and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, The PCB Magazine, The PCB Design Magazine, PDCF&A and IEEE Microwave Magazine and is an active member of multiple IPC Designers Council chapters.

In March 2017, Warner became the Director of Community Engagement for Altium and immediately launched Altium’s OnTrack Newsletter.
She led the launch of AltiumLive: Annual PCB Design Summit, a new and annual Altium User Conference.

Judy's passion is to provide resources, support and to advocate for PCB Designers around the world.

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