Free Atmel Technical Seminars

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In case you haven't visted Atmel's site yet....

Atmel is holding free technical seminars on a variety of their microcontrollers, including the AVR series. They are being held around the US and in Canada at 15 different locations. It is a day long event (8 AM to 4:30 PM) but the dates vary for each location.

4 out of the 6 sessions are directly related to the AVR architecture, and you also get your pick of a free STK500 Starter Kit or an ICE200 In-Circuit Emulator.

To read about the seminars and to register for them, go to http://www.atmel.com/cgi/localch...

werd, free stuff and some knowledge@!

/* John Butera */

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You know what I found interesting. When I first registered, the page (which I printed out) said:

"All attendees will receive continental breakfast, lunch, and AVR STK500 or ICE200, plus a chance to win additional microcontroller developement tools."

A little later that day I looked at it and they changed it to say:

"A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. All registered attendees are eligible to receive an AVR STK500 or ICE200, plus a chance to win additional microcontroller development tools".

So know I am wondering, will I really get a STK500 for free or am I only ELIGIBLE to get one which is going to depend on some other factors such as my name being drawn out of a hat? The main reason my boss is giving me the day off is because I told him I will be bringing back a develeopment tool with no cost to the company. He is not going to be too happy if I come back empty handed.

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Ah yes the averice factor ever the marketing mans friend!
Mike

Keep it simple it will not bite as hard

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To me it sounds like you'll get a free dev-kit, but they word it in such a way that if for some reason they didn't want to give one out (like they ran out or something) they won't have to.

I wish there was more locations in Canada for it... only 1 so far :(

-Colin

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Or perhaps in germay?
The US are a little far from here, even for breakfast, lunch and STK500 ;-)

Holger

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Don't forget about us in the UK, we also could use a little hepl from Atmel!

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In general I have found that for Technical Seminars read Sales/marketing having a day out. And if you have already spent more than a week working with the devices then expect to be bored.

Mike

Keep it simple it will not bite as hard

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Mike

Anyone who thinks a free seminar is going to be anything but a day out for sales and marketing is mistaken. However, a free stk500 or Ice200 to listen to Atmel peddle their wares is alright by me.

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Oh definately... that's what the seminar really is, just for sales and marketing.

I wouldn't go if I had to drive more than 30 minutes or if they weren't offering free stuff. So don't change any major plans to go to the seminar, it's not worth it.

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I'll be at the June 18 one in Woburn Mass. Anyone else be there ?

Dean.

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"Life is just one damn thing after another" Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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I'll be at the one in Hoffman Estates, IL..

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