AVR Seminar in Toronto

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I came accross this last night, it might be of interest to those of you in the Toronto/Mississauga area, there will be an AVR seminar held on Oct 29.

for further details and registration follow the link below.

- AVR Seminar

hopefully that link works.. if not, here it is in plain text

http://www.neutronics.ca/main.html

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Hi,

Cool! Hopefully I'll be able to make it, and hopefully they give out some free Atmel stuff ;-)

-Colin

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I live near by and I would like to come but how much is this thing gonna cost? And do I have to pretend I am a research engineer to get in?

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The seminar is free.. just register at the link I posted above. I don't know what they're requirements are for attendees, though they do ask for your business address, phone, and fax. I'm sure thy'll be pretty liberal, as the higher the attendance at these things the better. They'll only start cutting when the space becomes limited.

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AND they will tell that Studio 4.08 will be released SHORTLY...well Colin you know what to ask in our behalf.....

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In each of the past 3 years I have attended an Atmel seminar.

The first one, 2001 in Atlanta, they were giving out STK300 and a $30 coupon toward the purchase of an STK500. (That is what got me started with AVRs.)

The second one, 2002 in Cleveland, the ICE 200.

The third one, 2003 in Indianapolis, the Butterfly.

Admission was free and they provided a continental breakfast, break goodies, and lunch.

Mike

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Well they skipped Toronto during the Butterfly tour, likely due to the SARS outbreak we had here at the time. There is no mention of any freebies for this one, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if they did. They are also covering off on the Atmel ISM RF products, and their ARM offerings, both which are of interest to me for work.

Hope to see some of you freaks there;)

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Hello,

AND they will tell that Studio 4.08 will be released SHORTLY...well Colin you know what to ask in our behalf.....

Heh, I won't let them get away easily ;-) Of course I'll wait till AFTER they've handed out the free stuff...

And do I have to pretend I am a research engineer to get in?

Normally they really don't care what you are, just put "electronic designer" or something that doesn't really mean anything but its what you do. There is normally a few students at things like these I've found.

If you go, look for a young guy likely wearing a red Roots "Canada" jacket. That will be me...

-Colin

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Great, I will wear a baseball hat of indeterminate/greenish colour with the words 'Foot Patrol' written on it dark pink letters.

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Of course Atmel ALREADY knows of our plots, well at least the guy that did the seminar here in Sydney said that he reads the mail on this site daily :-((.

Speaking of freebies, I got a little desktop clock from the seminar as a gift, I went to adjust the time on it this morning (Daylight saving change) and it was showing 6 o'clock instead of 8:15, the clock was/is running so the battery should be ok.....HMMM perhaps it was designed by the Studio 4 team :-)

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Hi,

Well I just got back from the Seminar, and I did ask about Studio 4.08. They told me that it is currently beta testing, and if this goes well it should be a few weeks now.

Pretty good seminar as well, got to meet up with a few other AVRFreaks (including glitch).

Regards,

-Colin

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>and if this goes well it should be a few weeks now.

Did you fall on the floor and start laughing uncontrolably???

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No... I didn't think that would go over well!

I assume the beta tests won't go well, and it will be delayed even more. Maybe we should start a "Guess the Studio Release Date" pot?

-Colin

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Where was your red jacket Colin?

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On the chair most of the time....

I was at one of the first tables when you entered the door, the guy who asked a few questions along the lines of:

"Is there a tempco spec for the internal VREF"
"Why is Studio 4.08 comming out"
"Can you run an X Server [on some $5000 ARM dev board]"

Regards,

-Colin

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Johnny: Where was your hat of indeterminate green colour? :)

I was looking out for any one who gave a description of what they would be wearing, didn't see your hat. Sorry that I missed you.

It was a fun day, and was nice putting a face to some of the names on here.

"Why is Studio 4.08 comming out"
LOL, you mean you don't know :P

He actually did say "when", while asking! :)

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