The Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Boston is lining up to be a “show of shows.” And I mean that in the literal sense. Under the same roof (at the Hynes Convention Center on September 18-21), you'll find three events running concurrently. In addition to ESC, you'll see the SD Best Practices Conference and the RFID World Conference. Best of all, with your pass to ESC, you'll have access to all the classes, sessions, keynotes, and exhibits staged by all three events.
You'll find that some of the session, classes, and exhibits at the “other” two shows may be quite interesting to you. But that's for you to decide, and we're making it as easy as possible for you to make that decision.
The topics you'll find at ESC include Linux, debugging, hardware, multi-core processors, power management, security, and wireless. And to top it off, these sessions are chaired/presented by a team of world-renowned experts, including Jack Ganssle, Michael Barr, Dan Saks, Bill Gatliff, Bruce Powel Douglass, Larry Mittag, and David Kalinsky, just to name a few.
The SD Best Practices Conference, hosted by Dr. Dobbs Journal, will cover such topics as Build & Deploy, C++, Design & Architecture, People, Projects & Teams, Process & Methods, Requirements & Analysis, and Testing & Quality. Many of these topics fall right in line with ESC attendees.
RFID World: Boston is aimed at builders, sellers, and buyers involved in RFID development and deployment. This conference program will teach you how to make advanced identification and location technologies work for your business. Specifically, it focuses on the issues of security, privacy, and authentication of RFID and advanced track and trace technologies.
If you can't make it to Boston for ESC, don't despair. You may have noticed a new department on Embedded.com, something we're calling Embedded On Demand. From this site, you can download any presentation from the show that you're interested in (yes, there's a fee for that).
I hope to see you there.
Richard Nass is editor in chief of Embedded Systems Design magazine and editorial director of the Embedded Systems Conference. He can be reached at .