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|Vol. 18, No. 8||Serving IEEE Members of South Central Wisconsin||September 2015|
Event: Founded in 1979, Epic is a burgeoning electronic health records company and the largest private sector employer in Dane County with over 9,000 employees. Our event features a walking tour including a self-guided indoor tour of the Epic Central Park Campus and an outdoor stroll through Central Park back to Visitor Parking. The indoor tour visits five buildings connected by tunnels and skyways highlighting the innovative office spaces at Epic. Each building has a theme supported by architecture and interior decorating plus art, unique seating and other unusual features. In addition, there are broad views to the outside of exterior features of the buildings and other parts of the Epic campus including major new construction. The total walking distance round-trip from Visitor Parking and back is 1.25 miles.
11:30 AM: IEEE greeting and sign-in begins at the reception area inside the Main Entrance in the Andromeda building. 11:45 AM: Announcements and pre-tour organizing followed by check-in at the Epic reception desk for the tour group(s). A tour begin shortly after all participants in the tour are checked in.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (608) 274-1402
Meeting at Sector67 (Review by Tim Chapman):
Full-blown Unix (Linux) on a chip--pretty amazing. I've been
using these ARM-based systems for a while now, but I know Tom
Kaminski always has a unique perspective on all things technical
so I was looking forward to his talk. Then he upped the ante
with a deal on some of the systems so each attendee could walk
away with a brand new complete working system for the price of
the board alone. Yeah, I signed up.
Tom chose the latest and greatest of the two most popular and powerful platforms--the new quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and the BeagleBone Black Rev. C. Thanks to Chris Meyer at Sector67 we were able to set up stations with a complete working development system--with a laptop to run it--for each attendee. Interestingly, the Pi was more popular than the Black, but since several people elected to just listen there were unattended stations of each type.
Tom's talk was interesting--see here for the hand-outs. Steve Shultheis offered some additional comparisons that gave the Black a boost and, there were many questions that led to further discussions. So, perhaps not surprisingly, I didn't see much hands-on. But we've got our Linux SoCs--and I have plans for mine.
Note: There were three Beaglebone Black SoCs left after the ECN Meeting. If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact Tom Kaminski (email@example.com).