Things are moving too fast. I can’t keep up. Stop the world, I want to get off! The forthcoming Embedded Systems Conference — ESC Boston 2017 — which will take place May 3-4 in Boston, is now only four weeks away as I pen these words. I haven’t even started work on my presentations (Shhh, don’t tell anyone). Happily, I have every confidence that I will be magnificent LOL.
But that's not what I wanted to talk to you about, because time is racing by (“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like bananas,” as they say — when artificial intelligence systems understand and laugh at this pun, that's when we'll know we have problems).
Fruit flies like bananas (Source: pixabay.com)
Have you ever thought about presenting a paper (preferably on a topic you know something about) at ESC? In addition to the gratification that comes from sharing your knowledge, being able to add “ESC Presenter” to your resume always looks good. Furthermore, if you submit a paper and it's accepted, then you automatically get a full conference pass, which means you get to listen to any of the other talks, plus you can rub shoulders with your peers in the speaker's lounge (I'm often to be found there having an after-breakfast or pre-lunch snooze — try not to wake me 🙂
Well, if you are interested in presenting, I am the bearer of great tidings, because I just heard that the ESC Minneapolis Submissions Portal has opened up. Furthermore, the ESC Silicon Valley Submissions Portal is also welcoming all-comers with open arms.
As an aside, do you remember when I was contemplating my 100th birthday in a previous column (see May 29, 2057 — Mark the Date! )? As I mentioned in that piece:
Eeeek! I just realized that I will have attended 128 more Embedded Systems Conferences (ESCs) by the time my 100th Birthday rolls around […] Since I typically present two or three papers at each ESC, this means I will have somewhere between 256 and 384 new sessions to prepare.
Well, since that time, I have indeed presented several papers at each ESC. I just hope I have enough energy to keep on going for another 40 years; happily, I think I'm getting my “second wind.”
The main thing is that, if you are interested in presenting at ESC Minneapolis or ESC Silicon Valley, now's the time to submit your proposal. Even if you decide not to talk yourself, it would be great to see you out there. As always, I'll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. And, as always, if you see me meandering around, all you need to do is shout “Max, Bacon!” or “Max, Beer!” to be assured of my undivided attention.