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Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« on: February 08, 2012, 12:21:18 pm »
Sometime like a year ago, I encountered a video of some female engineer doing a presentation at some electronics conference...she cussed a lot and it was quite entertaining. In the video she talked about her BOM spreadsheet and some other stuff. Been trying to find that damn video since to no avail. I'm wanting to compare her BOM tips to what my current template has...I know hers was a lot more comprehensive.

Does anyone else recall seeing this video? I think I may have been creeping Limor Fried aka ladyada when I stumbled upon that video by accident. :-\
 

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 12:24:39 pm »
 

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 12:47:03 pm »
JACKPOT! Thanks, Dave!! :D
 

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 01:40:32 pm »
I guess footprint and some sort of sub-circuit scheme would be the only other useful addition. Maybe I just got really excited by her gusto vibe.
 

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 01:47:34 pm »
It's pretty funny when she says she needs to talk faster to finish her presentation and people roar with laughter.  haha.

She has been many times on the Ask an Engineer video show hosted by Limor.  Even in a more relaxed atmosphere like that, her wpm is impressive. 
 

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 01:49:51 pm »
Even in a more relaxed atmosphere like that, her wpm is impressive.

I can't help but wonder what her wpm is in bed...lol.
 

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 03:58:42 pm »
I can't help but wonder what her wpm is in bed...lol.

A dog that barks, doesn't bite.
 

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 04:48:09 am »
A dog that barks, doesn't bite.
True, but not as much fun IMO.  ;D  :P
 

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 12:06:32 am »
Wow. Interesting topic, but what a totally annoying and condescending presentation. I have nothing against swearing, but doing it gratuitously during a presentation is unprofessional.
 

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 12:37:14 am »
Hehe without even seeing the video that had to be Amanda Wozniak (no relation). Whenever they announce Woz is going to be on Ask An Engineer they always get people whooping and cheering, not realising that it isn't quite the same Woz that they were expecting. She does know her stuff, but comes across as rather ... butch? Maybe that's just a side effect of the industry she works in.

Sal, that was my reaction to the video too. I know engineering is a very male dominated environment, and there can be quite a lot of swearing, but it just seemed gratuitous in this context. I gather that this was her first lecture of this nature and she was very nervous, so I can kinda understand.

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 08:47:43 am »
It's ok guys.  Not everyone can handle Amanda Wozniak style.   ;D

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Re: Conference speaker + BOM + lots of cussing = ???
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 05:08:22 pm »
It's pretty funny when she says she needs to talk faster to finish her presentation and people roar with laughter.  haha.

She has been many times on the Ask an Engineer video show hosted by Limor.  Even in a more relaxed atmosphere like that, her wpm is impressive.

The joke among the chat folks on "Ask an Engineer" is that everytime she appears on the show, we have to record it and play it back at half speed. (or slower)

Edit:  She's also great at mechanical design - if anyone has seen the "Icetube clock," She designed the case.
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