Monday, February 23, 2009

SOURCE Boston and Notacon

Howdy Y'all,

The next stops of my tour will be SOURCE Boston in March and Notacon in April. In between, I might swing by Carolinacon, though I won't be speaking.

My SOURCE Boston lecture, Wireless Sensors as an Asset and a Liability, is my first attempt at a business lecture, albeit one that repeatedly leans on technical depth for credibility. First, I will explain exactly why this technology is too valuable to ignore. Entire industries will be revolutionized by it, and any firm refusing to use the technology will find itself at a significant competitive disadvantage. That being done, I'll continue by demonstrating just how easy it is to subvert this technology, using a few items from my bag of tricks that haven't made it into other conferences.

My Notacon lecture, Building Things with the MSP430, is also a departure from my previous topics, in that I won't mention security. Instead, I'll provide some helpful tips on how to build belt buckles, toys, and other other neighborly things. Attend if you're new to electronic design or the MSP430 microcontroller, or if you're sick of security and want to be a belt buckle engineer.

As always, email me if you'd like to meet at either conference.

--Travis Goodspeed
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