Software for things that can kill people

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Price: $3.00
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Hosts of the Embedded podcast, Elecia and Christopher White will be discussing how their FDA and FAA experiences changed their attitude toward software development. Creating robust software requires considering quality as an equal to functionality. Engineering ethics can be challenged in the perpetual race to market. Elecia and Chris have been (and led teams) through process-heavy certification without losing their enthusiasm for engineering.

Elecia is the author of O’Reilly’s Making Embedded Systems. Some of the products she has worked on include children’s toys, gunshot location systems, DNA scanners, ICU monitors, and airplane sensors. Christopher White has been developing embedded software for nearly two decades. He has worked on a variety of systems from medical devices to consumer products.

Together, they own Logical Elegance, a San Jose embedded systems consulting company. They also host and produce the weekly Embedded podcast, available on iTunes, Stitcher, and

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Note that parking at Dojo is quite limited: please share rides, or plan for a long walk. Anyone is welcome to attend the talk at the last minute, room permitting, but the refreshments are intended for those who preregister and pay. As always, the $3 fee goes directly, in its entirety, to the Formula SAE Racing Team at San Jose State University.


About 6:30 pm: refreshments and netwlorking. Attendees are invited to show demos or distribute flyers.

About 7 pm: brief announcements by attendees, then presentation.

About 8:30 pm: end of Q&A, beginning of cleanup.