At ESC Boston 2015, Max Maxfield will be giving a presentation on how radiation can affect electronic components and systems, and how hardware and software developers can mitigate against these effects.
Some time ago, I asked my mom what she knew about radiation. She replied that she didn't know much about it at all; all she did know was that she didn't want to be in the same room as it.
This is unfortunate, because radiation is all around us -- it's in the ground we walk on, the food we eat, and the air we breathe. I should know because I have a radiation detector sitting on the bookshelves here in my office merrily chirping away, and it's nowhere near my radioactive marbles (see also I have radioactive balls!).
Sad to relate, when I ask around my engineer chums, a lot of them are also somewhat vague as to what the word "radiation" actually encompasses. So we can only hope that, as discussed in this video they will all be attending my presentation -- Radioactivity: Embedded Systems That Glow in the Dark! -- which will be held in the Fantastical Theatre of Engineering Innovation at the forthcoming Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Boston, May 6-7, 2015.
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