As cofounder and chief technology officer, Don Shafer developed Athens Group's oil and gas practice and leads engineers in delivering software services for exploration, production, and pipeline monitoring systems for clients such as BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, and Shell. He has led groups developing and marketing hardware and software products for Motorola, AMD, and Crystal Semiconductor. Shafer has been twice treasurer of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, past editor in chief and chair of the IEEE Computer Society Press, an IEEE senior member, and a Golden Core member. He is also a software engineering subject matter expert for the Cockrell School of Engineering's Advanced Research in Software Engineering Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Shafer has contributed to three books, written more than 20 published articles, and is coauthor of Quality Software Project Management, published by Prentice-Hall. He is a contributor to the 2010 edition of the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering and is a Certified Software Development Professional. His current projects include the development of a multi-volume set of Software Engineering Proven Practices for the oil and gas industry based on more than a decade of extensive engineering work done at Athens Group. He the co-author of Quality Software Project Management.
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