Don Makes iOS Apps

Throughout his career, Don has used Objective-C on various platforms and in various industries, notably WebObjects… Remember WebObjects? When Apple released the official iPhone SDK, Don began working on his first app and has never looked back. 

He's been a professional software engineer for nearly 25 years—all in the Chicago area. In addition to Objective-C, Don enjoys working in Ruby, C#, and occasionally Java. Currently running Eight Bit Studios, Don remains active in Chicago’s thriving entrepreneur community, advising and mentoring businesses on technical strategy.

In addition to a lot of technology, Don packs his life with family, literature and film. Following his wife’s newly discovered passion for running, Don has taken to the streets again—but only when it’s nice out. His midlife crisis seems to have manifested itself as a crisis of fitness and he will, however unwisely, take on anyone in a pushup contest. Yes, we have photos.


Don has been a professional software engineer for nearly 25 years—all in the Chicago area.