ESC boasts a bodacious bunch of great speakers and we can expect myriad amazing, mind-expanding, thought-provoking presentations.
Eeek! As I pen these words, there are just over six weeks remaining before the first Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) of the year, which is to be held 3-4 May, 2017, in Boston.
ESC boasts a bodacious bunch of great speakers -- a glorious gaggle, if I might make so bold -- and there are going to be myriad amazing, mind-expanding, thought-provoking presentations (see It's alive! It's alive! (The schedule for ESC Boston 2017)).
Of particular interest (at least, to my mother) is the fact that I will be presenting a session or two myself. First, I'll be offering a summary of the 2017 Embedded Markets Study (there's still time to contribute to this little rascal; click here to start).
Also, I'll be discussing the current state-of-play regarding my do-it-yourself brain project (see Bodacious Brain Meets ESC Boston 2017 and Brain-boggler at ESC Boston 2017).
As amazing as it seems, I've discovered a fellow
techno-dweeb enthusiast -- Nathan John from Silego. Nathan and I now spend a large portion of our evenings and weekends bouncing bodacious brain-related ideas, algorithms, and schematics back and forth. This little rascal is currently coming along in leaps and bounds to the extent that we are hoping to have a few free bodacious brain prototype development boards to give away at my presentation (no promises, you understand, but we are working furiously to make this happen).
In the context of embedded systems, I've started using the term "Advanced Technologies" to refer to things like cognitive (thinking / reasoning) systems, artificial neural networks, deep learning, machine vision, virtual and augmented realities. I'm particularly interested in how all these technologies are coming together, sometimes in strange, unusual, and mindboggling ways, and I'll be talking about all of this in one of my sessions (see Futuristic Embedded Technologies at ESC Boston 2017)
In fact, so much interest has been expressed about these technologies in general, and my session in particular, that the ESC organizers have invited me to host a special meet-up when anyone interested in any of these technologies can come and hang-out, chat, and network furiously (see Brain-stem-storming session on cognitive systems at ESC Boston 2017).
The great thing about all of my sessions is that they are to be held in the ESC Engineering Theater, which means anyone can attend so long as they've Pre-Registered for a Free Pass.
But wait, there's more, because a few weeks after ESC Boston I will be celebrating the 19th anniversary of the 20th anniversary of my 21st Birthday. Where did the time go? I canít remember the 1980s at all (I must have had a bad beer). This means that ESC Boston will provide a unique chance to bid the young and foolish me a fond farewell and buy me a beer in the waning years of my sixth decade (see Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity).
Good Grief! I'm too young to handle all this excitement. I'm still trying to work out what I want to be when I grow up. What say you? Are you planning on attending ESC Boston? If so, I'll be the one in the Hawaiian shirt. As always, all you have to do if you see me ambling by is shout "Max, Bacon!" or "Max, Beer!" to be assured of my undivided attention.
— Max Maxfield, Editor of All Things Fun & Interesting