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Open Source Hardware and the Classroom


Sponsored by:     Digi-Key

Monday, March 24
10:30 am - 12:00 noon

“Open Source Hardware and the Classroom” will address the trend and use of open source hardware platforms in the classroom. Expert panelists have been selected from Arduino, TI, University of CA Berkeley, and Digi-Key, to address topics related to the adoption of hardware platform for student instruction and engagement. Industry representatives will review popular product ideas and why they are being adopted in academia. Participants will have the opportunity to engage industry representatives on related topics.


Organizer
     
Bob Brown
    Bob Brown
Director, Academic Business Development
Digi-Key                                                                                                              
 

Robert G. Brown joined Digi-Key in 2009 and has over 30 years business development and management experience in the electronic industry. Today Mr. Brown is responsible for supporting Digi-Key's efforts in growth and brand recognition in the academic sector.

Prior to serving as the Academic Business Development Director for Digi-Key, Mr. Brown served 9 years as Vice-President of Sales for Ciprico Inc., a manufacturer of high performance data and networking systems, and 14 years as Vice-President Central Region and General Manager for Anthem/Arrow Electronics.


Moderator
     
Randall Restle
    Randall Restle
Director, Applications Engineering
Digi-Key                                                                                                              

Randall is a Senior Member of the IEEE, holds Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Management, holds numerous patents, is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Cincinnati.  He’s worked over 30 years in the industry managing product development and think-tank operations using open source software and hardware.  He is currently managing the applications engineering team at Digi-Key helping customers use the latest high technology devices.


Speakers
   
Michael Shiloh
Michael Shiloh
Arduino Community Liaison

Michael Shiloh teaches electronics and programming at universities in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as lecturing and speaking at conferences and universities worldwide. He leads the largest event at Make magazine's annual Maker Faire, where an estimated 3000 children and adults build gadgets and contraptions from discarded electrical devices at his MAKE Play Day workshop.  He has been working with open source hardware since learning electronics as a young boy from magazines and books. He has worked on a variety of open source hardware and software projects. In 2013 Michael started working for Arduino, speaking about this open-source electronics prototyping platform to new audiences, and leading hands-on workshops.

Adrian Fernandez
Adrian Fernandez
Microcontroller Customer Experience Manager
Texas Instruments                                                                                               


Adrian Fernandez is the Microcontroller Customer Experience Manager at Texas Instruments. In his role, he is responsible for defining the microcontroller development ecosystem and augmenting the ways developers interact with TI’s microcontroller portfolio, with heavy focus on growing and improving TI’s LaunchPad Evaluation Development Platform. Adrian holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, with a concentration on embedded systems and digital signal processing.

   
John Schneider
John Schneider
Director, Educational Initiatives
Digilent
   

Dr. John Schneider is the Director of Educational Initiatives at Digilent, Inc., and an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University (WSU).  He has taught courses ranging from introductory programming at the freshman level to advanced electromagnetics.  He has been working with academia to generate materials for the chipKIT open source hardware platform to deliver hands-on experience for everyone who wants to makers or future engineers.

   

Michael Zimmer
Graduate Student Researcher
UC Berkeley                                                                                                            
   

Michael Zimmer is a fourth year graduate student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley, being advised by Professor Edward A. Lee. His research interests include the design and verification of embedded systems, with a focus on processor architectures for hard real-time and mixed-criticality systems. He is involved with an upper division embedded systems course at UC Berkeley, mentoring students with various projects that utilize open-source hardware.




  
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