It’s almost time to board the plane and I’m still messing with the slides for my talk at 1PM tomorrow in the East Ballroom at Notacon 6.
It’s a good thing this stuff is so much fun, otherwise I might ask myself – why am I doing this??
I’m hoping to meet some cool peeps at the non-con. I’ll have Rescue Shield kits and stickers with me for anyone who wants to check them out. Even if you don’t see my talk, say hi sometime during the weekend. I’ll be the nerdy looking tall guy in the black shirt. Oh wait…
ESC blasts off next week at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
This year, ESC features the Build your own Embedded System course, where a $595 registration gets you a Rev C Beagle Board (with working USB host mode!) and two days of classes about developing applications with the board. I have heard a lot of buzz about this (even on local radio here in SF!) so I expect the classes with be jam packed. If you haven’t heard of it before, the Beagle Board is a 3″ square 600Mhz ARM Cortex A8-based computer with a lot of fancy features such as DVI-D output.
Online registration closes today, so hurry up and register if you plan on attending!
You can keep up to date with the conference by following @esc_events on twitter.
Update: Screaming Circuits has a 50% discount code on their website! Thank you, Screaming Circuits!
NOTACON is a conference dedicated to the intersection of technology, community, and creativity. NOTACON takes place from April 16th-19th, at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.
This will be my first trip to NOTACON, where I’ll be talking about Hacking the Asus WL-520gU Wireless Router. My presentation will be largely based on what I learned from building my Wifi Radio project, including a bunch of things that never made it into the blog. It should be a lot of fun and I am looking forward to meeting some cool people and exchanging ideas.
This year, NOTACON also features Blockparty, North America’s longest currently running demoparty. If you have been around personal computers for the last 25 years, chances are you have been exposed to the demoscene. This is your chance to see a real demo competition, in person, without traveling to Europe!
Last year, Jeri Ellsworth presented an amazing talk about creating demos with FPGAs. Thanks to the NOTACON media archives you can watch a video of her talk. Definitely check it out!
Advance registration is open, and as far as cons go these days, NOTACON is a pretty good bargain at $75 for basic registration.