Victor Villegas

Biography

I supervise the OSU Extension Computing Technology Unit, providing onsite and remote support to 38 County Cooperative Extension Offices and 8 Regional Branch Agricultural Experiment Stations across the state of Oregon. I coordinate and provide training and support in web technologies, digital media production, social media, video conferencing and other online collaborative technologies. I'm a technologist at heart who enjoys helping people learn how to use technology to improve their work, connect with new audiences online and better their lives. I like to think of myself as a bridge/translator between "techies" and users, with a knack for explaining technology in simple to understand terms, without the geek speak and techno-babel.

    My claim to fame, however, is through my alter ego - DroneSinger - the "Weird Al" of drones, world's #1 composer of parody songs about drones. I leverage this fame to do K-12 STEAM outreach, engagement and education, using drones, robots, music, humor, puppets, poetry and storytelling to reach under-served/under-represented youth and spark their interest in STEAM education and career pathways.

    Association Memberships / Positions

    Advisory Committees

    Skills and Experience

    • Tech Support
    • Customer Service
    • Social Media
    • Communications & Marketing
    • Virtual Collaboration
    • Media Production
    • Non-Profit & Small Business
    • Drones (UAS - Unmanned Aircraft Systems)

    Interests

    • Alternative / Non-traditional / Informal Education
    • Experiential & Life-long Learning
    • Professional / Workforce Development
    • Leadership
    • Future Work
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • The Arts
    • Edutainment via Music, Comedy, Puppetry/Ventriloquism, Poetry and Storytelling
    • Aeronautics and Aviation
    • Drones, Robotics & Cutting Edge Technologies
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    • Outreach & Engagement

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