Well, every day brings new experiences, doesn't it? I've listened to quite a few podcasts in my time, but it never struck me that I'd one day be the subject of one. Just call me “King of the Pod People,” is all I can say.
So here's how this all came to pass… A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to Clark Buckner from a company called TechnologyAdvice (TA).
Note: The awesomely cunning technology discussed in this article will be demonstrated at the forthcoming ESC Boston event, which is to be held May 6-7, 2015.
One of the things the folks at TechnologyAdvice do is called “TA Expert Interviews,” in which they interview someone who is knowledgeable about something. Unfortunately, they couldn't find anyone knowledgeable, so they talked to me instead (LOL).
The folks at TechnologyAdvice are working with the guys and gals at UBM Canon to get the word out about our technology conferences, and Clark was interested in hearing more about the forthcoming Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), which will take place in Boston in May, 2015.
I did warn Clark before we started that the real trick was to stop me talking. I think he thought I was joking. I bet he's sorry now (LOL).
We started off by discussing just what we mean by the term “embedded system” — this is one of those “conversational starters” that can have a roomful of embedded systems designers arguing for hours.
We then moved on to talk about ESC Boston and the myriad things attendees can expect to see at this event. There are, of course, two aspects to ESC — the technical conference and the demo hall. The technical conference boasts a wide variety of tracks, including embedded hardware design, embedded software design, and connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). We also have the Fantastical Theatre of Engineering Innovation, which is where some of the more off-beat topics will be presented. Meanwhile, the demo hall is where exhibitors show off the latest and greatest in design and verification tools, development systems, and so forth.
But there's much more to ESC than nitty-gritty techno-weenie topics. Embedded systems, by their nature, communicate with the outside world, which leads us into additional areas of interest like Big Data, which is understood to refer to a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data that is so large that it's difficult to process using traditional database and software techniques. Embedded systems generate a wealth of big data that can be used for diverse applications ranging from improving healthcare to providing business intelligence to understanding and targeting end-users.
Another aspect to ESC is the chance to meet other engineers, many of whom are also entrepreneurs and business owners (one of my friends, who will be speaking at ESC Boston, is a book author, a film producer, an engineer, and the owner of several embedded systems companies). This is where you'll hear conversations that span technological and business topics, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and marketing automation software.
So, if you want to hear the gems of information as they trickle off my tongue, all you have to do is sit in a comfy chair, lean back, put your feet up, take a deep breath, and Click Here.
I tell you; can there be any question why I love attending ESC so much? How about you? Have you attended ESCs in the past? If so, please share where, when, and what was the most memorable person or thing you remember seeing there?
Join over 2,000 technical professionals and embedded systems hardware, software, and firmware developers at ESC Boston May 6-7, 2015, and learn about the latest techniques and tips for reducing time, cost, and complexity in the development process.
Passes for the ESC Boston 2015 Technical Conference are available at the conference's official site, with discounted advance pricing until May 1, 2015. Make sure to follow updates about ESC Boston's talks, programs, and announcements via the Destination ESC blog on Embedded.com and social media accounts Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.
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