Woz blog post
The great pleasure of my job has always been interviewing people. I had
the privilege of spending almost an hour on stage at ESC Silicon Valley
with Steve Wozniak last month and you'll get a chance to see that
interview if you spend time on Thursday at the ESC Virtual Event
I've posted a couple of video outtakes of that chat in which he talks
about education and the challenges engineers face when trying to
innovate in a corporate environment (I can hear you howl right now!).
I'm no Apple fanatic (just got my first Mac after being on a PC for 30
years), but I'm now a big Woz fan. He's one of the most genuine human
beings you'll ever meet.
Hopefully that comes through in the "fireside chat."
That's just part of the allure of the virtual event, which we hope
brings you the insights, information and education that you missed if
you were live outside of California (or if you were just swamped at
work that week).
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.