Learning from DisasterStatus: Available Now
Civil engineers have learned how to avoid failure from their rich history of bridge collapses, tunnel floodings, and building disintegrations. The firmware world is quite different; it seems we all make the same mistakes, repeatedly. Yet most problems have similar root causes. In this class we’ll examine a number of embedded disasters, large and small, and extract lessons we must learn to improve our code. It’s a fun, wild ride though avoidable catastrophes!
The Microprocessor at 50Status: Available Now
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of the microprocessor. It’s hard to imagine a world without this device! Yet the story goes back long before 1971. In this session Jack gives the history of electronics from the early days to today, with special focus on computers.