Monday, August 31, 2015

CodeMash 2016 Submissions

Well, CodeMash 2016 is quickly approaching. So, what better time than to submit your talks. As I write this, we have just under 2 hours left to submit talks & precompiler ideas.

I am submitting ideas for:
  • Designing a PCB Pre-Compiler
  • UART, I2C & SPI Talk
  • Introduction to Transistors Talk

My LeanDog co-worker, Steve Jackson, will be submitting a talk about some awesome load testing & environment architecture that we both worked on for a client that I will co-present. Also, I might be co-presenting a talk with Nick Barendt on Pub/Sub Patterns for IoT.

Of course, any or all of this "participation" in CodeMash is subject to the whims of the Tiki Gods that review the talk submissions.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Contextual Electronics... Now with Embedded!

Yeah, so it's been a while... OK, a loooong while since I last posted. So, what have I been up to?
  1. Youngest daughter turned 1 earlier this year, has become significantly more mobile...
  2. A lot of flooding happened in North East Ohio earlier in the year, been doing a lot of landscaping to try & repair things.
  3. I, along with Ronald Sousa, am working with Chris Gammell on the new Embedded curriculum of Contextual Electronics - The online Electronics Apprenticeship.
 This tweet kicked off the whole thing! I'm super excited to be working with Chris & Ron on this endeavor. I have done some embedded programming in the past, but this will take things to a whole new level... the HNL as a former co-worker once put it.

Ron made a great kickoff video about Migrating away from the Arduino IDE if you are interested in learning more about the magic in that environment.