As we found out from EE Times’ recent Mind of the Engineer survey, more and more engineers are getting information from twitter and social media, so I decided to put together a couple of lists, of which this is the first, containing some of the best people and companies in electronics to follow on Twitter. My first list of influencers contains members that are all engineers with extensive knowledge in electronics design, and in my opinion, quite entertaining!
I chose these influencers based on a combination of Klout, Peek Analytics and good old fashioned editorial judgment. So, if you are on twitter I recommend you follow the engineers in this list and if not, proceed on for 10 good reasons to join twitter today.
Name: Jeff Keyzer
Job Title: Hardware Engineer
Twitter Handle: @mightyohm
Why You Should Follow: Circuit design, electronics, microcontrollers, amateur radio, his soldering iron, and pinball. Need we say more?
Wow, elPresidente-- when did Jeri pee in your Wheaties?
I've worked on several commercial projects with Jeri over the years (she designed an audio/video ASIC for an arcade game we produced and hardware for Rapport Inc's "KiloCore" processors) and regardless of if she did her chair time at university or not she's one hell of hardware designer. She's also very creative and not afraid to just try stuff that other more "professional" engineers dismiss as impossible or impractical.
Not a lot of EE's that I know have fabbed their own transistors and IC's, or refurbished and run their own SEM in the garage.
...and the first time I visited her (when she was still down here in Oregon) she had a small block V8 partially disassembled on her living room floor with Commodore Amiga custom ASIC schematics (gate level) spread out on top of it. That's a worthy trade for a couple terms of non-major electives in my book.
Check out the augmented reality stuff she's doing with Cast AR and get back to me with why someone with her practical resume needs to go spend four years sitting through 50+ credits of "Social Processes & Institutions", "Science, Technology, and Society", and "Western Culture". They'd just end up having her be the guest lecturer half the time anyway...
I agree! It is such an insult to all the university prof and PhD students who can't even solder or put together a simple circuit.
Maybe they will actually wake up and realize that just doing math on the blackboard is useless without the practical knowledge of being able to build something, the mark of a true engineer!
"To call her an EE, or to group her among EEs is an insult to the EEs that actually put in the hard work to get their degrees."
Sure it's because what she has achieved is an "insult" to the corporate academia.
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another to follow on twitter @SpeedsterIT
Title says "Electrical engineers" - did you miss that in your feminazi rage?
Her accomplishments are irrelevant to that filter - she didn't have the resolve to get her EE. She dropped out.
She ran a computer store. A clerk is not an EE, despite her hobbyist accomplishments and work on "interesting stuff". So do some high school kids.
To call her an EE, or to group her among EEs is an insult to the EEs that actually put in the hard work to get their degrees.
She's a dropout hobbyist/hacker that is a great self promoter. Nothing more.
Yes, God knows that self-taught dropouts have amounted to nothing in the world of cutting edge technology. And real EEs certainly don't have interests beyond work.
She's worked on some interesting stuff, and notably, keynoted at ESC a couple of years ago. I was thrilled to see just a little bit of diversity in the list. And not just the gender or race kind of diversity, but a refreshing diversity in approach to life, project choice and problem-solving.
"Electrical engineers" I should follow?
According to Wikipedia, Ellsworth seems to be an excellent self-promoter who dropped out of high school, then dropped out of a community college after a year.
Running a computer store chain and playing in your basement does not make you an electrical engineer - your listing of her as one is an insult to those of us who put in the hard work to become one...we weren't "dropouts".
And why would I follow this teeniebopper drivel?
Jeri Ellsworth Jeri Ellsworth ?@jeriellsworth 8h
I'm practicing my Audrey 1 voice(Not Audrey2). #littleshopofhorror
Jeri Ellsworth Jeri Ellsworth ?@jeriellsworth 8h
Watching Little Shop of Horrors(80's version). Cheesy goodness.
Jeri Ellsworth Jeri Ellsworth ?@jeriellsworth 12h
@digitalkitty Like OMG?! Totally want to go get our nails done and hang out at the mall? That would be like rad?
Jeri Ellsworth Jeri Ellsworth ?@jeriellsworth 30 Mar
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