Geek of the Year – Lou Voerman

Lou Voerman is Geek of the Year! Logging over 700 volunteer hours since first joining us in 2017, Lou brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the refurbishing warehouse, and classroom. Thank you, Lou, for your continued support and dedication to Kramden’s mission!

Favorite Geek Books: Dune by Frank Herbert

Favorite TV Show: A tie between “The Big Bang Theory” and “Doctor Who”

Favorite Geek Movie:  The original Star Wars (Episode IV)

Favorite Geek Website: Adafruit, Github

What is your favorite thing about volunteering with Kramden?  I have been building personal computers for myself and my family since they first came out. I use to build one or two a year due to cost and the limited number of computers a family can use. At Kramden I can literally build hundreds in a year and see them used.

Best Kramden Moment?  It is difficult to pick out one moment. There have been so many, usually related to teaching something new to someone interested in technology. 

When you are not volunteering at Kramden, what do you do?  I spend a lot of time with my family (wife, two children and two grandsons) and our two golden retrievers. We walk, bike, kayak and attend many high school and middle school sporting events. I am also an amateur radio operator and a computer hobbyist. Lately I have been experimenting with small microprocessors (Arduino, Raspberry Pi etc.) and their application to amateur radio and general home use. My house is filled microprocessor controlled devices which I have built and programmed.