Jack Ganssle
Speaker: Jack Ganssle
Jack Ganssle has written over 500 articles and four books about embedded systems, as well as a book about his sailing fiascos. He started developing embedded systems in the early 70s using the 8008. He´s started and sold three electronics companies, including one of the bigger embedded tool businesses. He´s developed or managed over 100 embedded products, from deep-sea navigation gear to the White House security system... and one instrument that analyzed cow poop! He´s currently a member of NASA´s Super Problem Resolution Team, a group formed to advise NASA in the wake of Columbia´s demise. Jack now gives seminars to companies world-wide about better ways to develop embedded systems.
Seminar: Embedded Failures and Lessons Learned, Part 1
Level: Introduction
Civil engineers have learned how to avoid failure from their rich history of bridge collapses, tunnel flooding, and building disintegrations. The firmware world is quite different; it seems we all make the same mistakes, repeatedly. Yet most problems have similar root causes. In this class we´ll examine a number of embedded disasters, large and small, and extract lessons we must learn to improve our code. This session will be more technical in nature.
Part 2 will be on a management perspective. Read more about Part 2.
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