Max, Why are you torturing us poor working engineers with stories of free bacon and beer - After the fact? Programmable Logic DesignLine didn't come until today (4/25/2013). Anyway sounded like you had way to much fun. Someday, I will convince management that sending an engineer (me!) to Design West or Embedded System Design conference will be beneficial. If only.......
The annual Baconfest happened in Chicago this past weekend and the Tribune's Redeye commuter tabloid published this, for those who could not attend:
Hopefully this will help those who cannot attend this year's DesignWest ... or for anybody afterward :)
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.