Atmel Developer’s Conference Sneak Peak!

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Hi All!

We're giving all of our devoted AVR Freaks an early look at the curriculum for the upcoming Atmel Technology Live (ATL) developers conference. See attached PDF showing the curriculum. Plenty of sessions and content for developers of all levels. Registration and the curriculum for the conference goes live next week on Monday.

Also, please take advantage of a special 2-for-1 offer. You'll need this code on the ATL registration site: ATL2012. This offer is limited to the first 50 registrants. We're looking forward to seeing you in San Jose in September 11-13! :D

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Last Edited: Thu. Jul 5, 2012 - 04:19 PM
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Quite a lineup of courses!

Sorry I can not be there to attend a few of the lectures.

JC

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Da-yum, I wish I could go!

I hope you guys will be recording all these lectures and putting them up on YouTube.

Smiley

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Pretty impressive. Will try to be in that first 50.

Amtrak will almost be door to door for me. Wahoo, no flying!

Jim

 

Until Black Lives Matter, we do not have "All Lives Matter"!

 

 

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Really disappointed that this turned into a twofer. That is useless to those of us representing really small companies.

So, I skip the tech sessions. Too expensive combined with transport and lodging.

Jim

 

Until Black Lives Matter, we do not have "All Lives Matter"!

 

 

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To get the 2 for 1 does it actually have to be a colleague or can it be someone from another company?

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atomicdog wrote:
To get the 2 for 1 does it actually have to be a colleague or can it be someone from another company?

The answer:
"The two people do not need to be part of the same company.

One person/engineer can register and then submit the email address of a second person of their choice. The second person receives an email from the Atmel developer conference registration system, and they enter their information."

(Sorry to take a while to see this and get back to you. I have had the flu for the past week, and I'm still not feeling better.)

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Jim, are we still going to carpool? That should solve several problems.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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I notice there's a "Getting to know the AVRFreaks community" presentation. Should we submit life sized cardboard cutouts? Stage some gorilla theater?

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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I notice there's a "Getting to know the AVRFreaks community" presentation. Should we submit life sized cardboard cutouts? Stage some gorilla theater?

I'm going to go stand up on stage and yell at newcomers indiscriminately.

/ducks

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

Last Edited: Wed. Apr 25, 2012 - 08:52 PM
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I'm going to follow Dean on stage and say that adding ten "!" to the thread title and saying "URGENT" and noting that the project is due this Friday are all useful strategies for eliciting prompt and helpful assistance.

"Please provide code and schematic" for _______ is also a good start!

JC

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Captain Giovannious was nervous. Actually, he was beyond nervous. He was a barely walking disaster, a veritable train wreck, all atwitter. He was 175 characters stuffed into a 140 character tweet.

He didn't like public speaking, nor, if truth were told, did he like speaking at all. He considered himself a man of action, dynamic potential in motion, although in actuality he preferred the inaction of sitting on his butt in front of his dual flat screens while the world pursued its dynamism outside by itself.

But he had been ordered by his supervisor to speak, in public no less, at the "Getting to know the AVRFreaks Community" session at an upcoming conference. He had been assured he would do fine, but he had nothing to say. Not figuratively, literally. He knew he'd open his mouth, and nothing would come out. He would look like a fool.

"Don't worry," his supervisor said upon hearing his concerns. "They're just a bunch of engineers. They won't be listening anyway." It was a small comfort to the Captain, and his reasoned arguments, then pathetic pleas, then infantile whining had had no effect. He was going to speak, or be shot by an unseen sniper when he least expected it.

"At least I would die like the martyr I would probably like to be remembered as," he thought, "and not like the spineless weasel I am. Would that qualify me for any virgins?"


"Harrrump!" scowled King Samperi, closing the book. He had hoped for a more exciting start for the Captain's latest adventure. He had waited over a year with no news of the Captain who had mysteriously disappeared while the king was busy with his own "secret assignment." Some others had quietly referred to his absence as "reeducation" and "attitude adjustment" and even "therapy," but those same others perceived as critical had just as quietly disappeared themselves.

The Kingdom didn't allow dissent, and dissent was in the eye of the chief beholder, the King. At times, after watching the evening news, King Samperi wondered if that North Korean goosestepping would look good on the Brazilian Babes Beach Ball team. He had fortunately decided it would be difficult to return a spiked ball under such conditions.

After a mild fantasy involving some goosestepping and just plain goosing with the Babes, he picked up the book and skipped a few dozen pages ahead.

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"Of course we're going to the conference!" sneered The Usch. Both the Son of Claw and Uncle Bob looked at him questioningly, then at each other. "Whatever," muttered Uncle Bob.

"Do you know the way to San Jose?" asked the Son of Claw.

"I know the way to the bleeping airport," said The Usch, a little too quietly for comfort. "I think the pilot knows the rest."

"L.A. is a great big freeway," chimed in Uncle Bob. The Son of Claw and The Usch looked at him in disbelief. "Just sayin'," he said after an awkward silence.

Uncle Bob had been a little squirrely since his return from his "secret assignment." For that matter, the Son of Claw and even The Usch were slightly off since their "secret assignments" too, although The Usch's inherent character was such that a few minor external "adjustments" hadn't made much difference. Nobody was talking about their time away, or where they went, or what they did. They still didn't know themselves, and it was a bit like a poorly remembered bad dream.

"Where's Leon?" asked Uncle Bob, out of the blue. The Son of Claw and The Usch independently ignored him. He might as well have asked "Where's lunch?" since the response would have been the same - "Who knows?"

"We'll go to the conference, size up the playing field, endear ourselves to the key players, and take over the future direction of development." The Usch said it with such finality that everyone present could actually believe it.

"Where's Captain Giovannious?" asked Uncle Bob. For once he got a direct answer, and it came from the Son of Claw. "He's still on his special assignment. Nobody's seen him since he left. For once he won't be a problem."

"Do you think they duct taped his mouth?" asked Uncle Bob, but the looks he received from the other two hinted that he was getting close to taboo subjects. "Did they break his fingers, or at least the offensive ones?" The looks no longer just hinted.


At the mention of duct tape and broken fingers and stifled typing the King had to put the book down. Unpleasant memories of his time away were coming back.

"You're an idiot!" he yelled aloud to no one, but then a strange pain exploded in his head just beneath the mysterious scar that he had noticed after his time away. It would happen any time he got a little too opinionated and vocal. After a moment, and as an experiment, he yelled "I'm an idiot!" Other than a faint "We know!" coming from the kitchen far away, there was no response. Self abuse was apparently acceptable.

In that vein, he picked up the book again and flipped a few pages ahead.

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The Captain was at a loss, so he did the only thing he knew to do in such circumstances. Logging in, he started a new thread.

"Help!!!!!!!!!! Urgent!!!!!!!!!!!!!" he typed.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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Chuck, you've got to pack up all these and jam them into a LaTeX PDF for easy reading. If you can just give me the post references I'd be happy to do it for you, if you'd rather.

- Dean :twisted:

Make Atmel Studio better with my free extensions. Open source and feedback welcome!

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Chuck, you've got to pack up all these and jam them into a LaTeX PDF for easy reading. If you can just give me the post references I'd be happy to do it for you, if you'd rather.


I believe that this is the seminal thread. The poor OP innocently asked for some "essay help" and the Friendly Freaks went out of their way to accommodate. It is wicked funny in its own right--most of the "main characters" were introduced:
https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

"son of claw" search should find nearly all.

(Interestingly, the seminal thread contains "... Brazilian beach-volleyball...". ;) )

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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I just hope I'm not included....

Hey maybe we should split off this thread from the original topic. ;)

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Toss these over into Nard's recent OT thread. My apologies for the hijack, although it just sort of evolved from the original topic.

Chuck Baird

"I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun." -- Scott Adams

http://www.cbaird.org

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I tried to split this thread in order to move and merge it to the OT thread, but FF 12.0 gives an error message. And since it's late, I'd better not fiddle any further.

Nard

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I'm a college professor that has injected a tremendous amount of excitement into our students concerning the Atmel microcontrollers. Is there anyway for starving students to make it into the conference without having to sell blood?

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javawantabe wrote:
I'm a college professor that has injected a tremendous amount of excitement into our students concerning the Atmel microcontrollers. Is there anyway for starving students to make it into the conference without having to sell blood?

The ATL conference is in San Jose, California, USA. I see that you're in Vienna, Austria. Can I assume that your students are also in Vienna?

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Just returned to the USA to teach. Need to change my profile.

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I just learned the registration fee for the conference is $795!

While there was a check-box to register for 'Community Only,' with no attendant fee, there was no additional information on what this category is, or what limitations may apply to it.

For lack of further info, there's no way I can justify an out-of-pocket cost like this, even if I'm already in the area.

I find it disappointing when companies like Atmel don't seem to realize many of their 'developers' are hobbyists with correspondingly shallow pockets. I would have been wiling to shell out as much as $100, depending on the perks. $800? No way!

I'll gladly listen to corrections if I'm mistaken, or not understanding some part of how the conference works.

Happy travels.

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I'm a professor and have students that want to go. $800 is almost an impossible number to reach. Not to mention hotels, food, transportation, etc...

However, I do understand that a conference is an EXPENSIVE endeavor. Wages for conference workers are so attractive that I'm considering a switch in careers. Companies who own the conference centers apparently believe that their buildings hold magical powers that heal the sick, make the blind to see, and grant ultimate wisdom. Apparently, because they charge an amount fitting of such.

So in Atmel's corner, I think they are doing the best they can. Blame it on high CA taxes.