Are you an embedded designer who has only ever created systems using microcontrollers (MCUs)? Have you heard about programmable devices in the form of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and wondered what all the fuss is about? Maybe you've had a sneaking suspicion that now might be a good time to learn more.
In this case, the Programmable Logic Meet-up at the forthcoming Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), which will be held April 13-14, 2016 in Boston, is for you.
Taking place on Wednesday April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., this meet-up — which will be hosted by yours truly — is the event “to see and be seen.” And it's not just for engineers who are interested in learning more about FPGAs — this is an informal networking session that is open to anyone who is in any way interested in, or involved in, programmable logic, including beginning users, expert users, vendors, distributers, design service providers, application engineers — there will even be a friendly welcome for project managers (LOL).
You don’t need to pre-register especially for this meet-up (you do need to be registered for the conference as discussed below), and there isn’t a hard schedule (you can come and go as you please), but it would be great if you could email me at to let me know you're planning on coming so I can make there are enough refreshments for all during this extravaganza.
We held a similar Programmable Logic Meet-up at ESC Minneapolis 2015, and the result was just shy of being “standing room only,” with everyone networking furiously and having a jolly good time.
Last but not least, if you haven't already registered for ESC, you will need to do so. Even if you don’t wish to attend the technical portion of the conference, you will still need to sign-up for a FREE Expo Hall Pass, but this will take only a moment (it's best to do this now, because the price will go up to $75 on-site).