With just a week to go before ESC in San Jose, we have a surprise guest on the way. I'm 99% sure he's going to show, but I'd rather wait until it's 100% before I make the big announcement. He'll be part of the Keynote Presentation, so make sure you're there early to get a good seat. It starts at 10:30.
In addition to the surprise guests, we have a host of inventors and other "embedded" celebrities who will be joining us (in person and by video). The list includes Nick Tredennick, who invented one of the early microprocessors; Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++; and Paul Saffo, a forecaster who's currently teaching at Stanford University.
See you there!
Richard Nass is editor in chief of Embedded Systems Design magazine. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.