Embedded Community Will Gather at ESC 2010 Silicon Valley
Are you the early adopter, scanning-the-horizon kind of individual? Is CES too little too late to scratch your bleeding edge electronic itch? Then consider the Embedded Systems Conference, ESC 2010 Silicon Valley, coming April 26-29 to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
ESC 2010 Silicon Valley will draw over 10,000 professionals and enthusiasts to the largest technical conference and exhibition in North America. Designers, developers, technologists, business leaders, and suppliers will see, touch, and learn about emerging embedded products and technologies, and hobnob with their fellow wizards.
Many in the embedded community consider ESC Silicon Valley THE most important and efficient professional development and networking opportunity on the calendar: "Practical design information you can use today - skills you use for a lifetime," as the show motto avers.
The tech confab has both conference and expo components, and this year has been expanded to umbrella three additional conference entities: the ARM Connected Community, the Multicore Expo, and Texas Instruments Technology Day San Jose.
Only the strong survive.
Conference topics are divided into like-minded tracks, an example of which is the clearly hands-on Build Your Own Embedded System 1 (yes, there is a "2"), which is divided into eight sessions addressing such matters as "Creating Your Own Infotainment Look-and-Feel," "Connecting Your Infotainment System to the Web, and to the Environment," and "Testing Your Build-Your-Own Embedded System."
Hmm, interesting. All told, there are 130 classes focused on the "latest trends, tools and design methodologies."
Among new conference tracks this year are such crowd pleasers as "Designing with Open-Source Software, including Linux and Android," "Developing for Windows Embedded," "Microprocessors/Microcontrollers/DSPs," "Networking and Connectivity," "Operating System Selections, Tips and Tricks," and more, so much more.
On the expo side, keynote speakers include Richard Templeman, boss man of Texas Instruments; TV physics guru and author Dr. Michio Kaku, and Jason Wolf, VP of Better Place, who "works ... to make the vision of zero-emission EVs powered by renewable energy a reality."
Scattered throughout the multitude of expo booths will be a dangerously sharp collection of experts, who will be available for consultation; including, randomly picked, Kurt Kennett, Senior Software Engineer with Microsoft, who is frighteningly adept at "Board bring-up, C/C++, OS Kernel, and Device Drivers."
Registration and info on pricing, packages, travel and the like are available on the show site. Sounds like a good place to get embedded.