I've been invited to serve as the chair for the Embedded Systems Conference's Programming Track at EE Live! 2014 -- a track I'm really looking forward to shaping. Since I haven't overseen the Programming Track before, I'd like to enlist your help in making sure the content I select fits your needs as embedded systems programmers and engineers.
According to the brief, the Programming Track "covers embedded system programming languages, tools, and techniques with a particular focus on practical advice for software and firmware engineers looking to improve the quality of their code. We welcome abstracts on general programming topics as long as they have clear applications in embedded systems."
So, this is your conference! What do you want to see? What are the programming and tools issues that really bug you and your team? What issues do you see coming your way in the future that you would really like to get a handle on now? Just jot down what's on your mind in the comments section below.
If you would like to speak on a particular subject -- or help other embedded designers avoid some of the mistakes you've made in the past, I'd love to consider your proposal (the link to submit abstracts is right here). The deadline to submit is October 18, 2013, and this year no paper is required!
Either way, as a speaker or as a participant, I'll look forward to seeing you at EE Live! 2014, March 31 to April 3, 2014 in San Jose. It promises to be a great event!
Chris Shore is a training manager at ARM with 11 years of experience in training ARM's customers and end-users all over the world. He has taught and addressed conferences on every continent except Antarctica -- opportunities there are limited but it is surely only a matter of time! Chris has worked in the melting pot which is the "Cambridge Phenomenon" for over 25 years. He is a chartered engineer and holds an MA in computer science from Cambridge University.