The Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco takes place this year from March 5th to 10th at Moscone Center. My friend Tom Mahon and I have been invited by Brian Fuller, the editor of Electronic Engineering Times to appear on a panel entitled: "Engineering Humanity, Managing the Chaos."
I will advocate taking a "Data Sabbath" and programming time for the spirit as part of the work day. Ancient technologies, meditation, prayer, chanting, stillness are all powerful methods for finding balance and harmony. When we apply these technologies in our stress-filled work environment and our beseiged natural world, we benefit in many ways.
The Embedded Systems conference features Scott Adams, of "Dilbert" fame and EE Times will honor Gordon E. Moore, Ph.D., with the Lifetime Acheivement Award for Creativity in Electronics.
Engineering Humanity, Managing the Chaos
Moderator: Brian Fuller, Editor-in-Chief, EE Times
Thursday, March 10; 10:00am - 11:00am Room 102
The American engineer is under increasing pressure as the nature of the electronics business changes. Not only are engineers grappling with the offshoring trend but many baby boomer-generation members who signed on in the heady days of the space race are finding job security uncertain as they near retirement. How can engineers not only cope in a world of uncertainty but thrive in this new paradigm? Join EE Times Editor-in-Chief Brian Fuller and a panel of experts as they explore the nature of the new engineer in a reprised Engineering Humanity panel.
Rev. Heng Sure, abbot of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
Rev. Whitney Roberson, Associate Pastor at Grace Cathedral in SF.
Kevin Murtaugh, author of the popular blog, View from Silicon Valley
Tom Mahon, writer and consultant.