The UK Device Developers' Conference – May 2013

A conference for the developers of' "intelligent systems and intelligent devices". Bristol (14th), Cambridge (16th) and Manchester (22nd) An event for anyone involved in Embedded Systems development, Software Development, Electronics Design, Enclosure Design and Manufacturing Services. The Device Developers' Conference 2013 will be your chance to learn about the latest development technologies from around the world. Whether your expertise is hardware design, enclosure design, software development, test and manufacture or project management, this event will enable you to explore the latest technologies and latest thinking.

The Device Developers' Conference is a one-day event taking place in Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester during May 2013. Each event will offer technical presentations, technical workshops and a vendor exhibition and will be an opportunity for you to meet and engage with expert engineers from the companies that are developing the next generation of tools and technologies. The Device Developers' Conference is a new UK event for 'developers of intelligent systems and devices'. It is an event that will cover a wide range of engineering disciplines that relate to product development; including such areas as software development, hardware development, enclosure design and patent and intellectual property management. Overview It is intended as an informative and useful event for the entire design team and will consist of an exhibition, technical presentations and ½ -day workshops. Sponsored by a number of industry vendors, this event, including the agenda of technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers but with a small charge for the workshops. "This is an event completely focused on the needs of engineers working in the development of electronics and embedded computer systems," said Richard Blackburn, Event Organiser. "We have tried to create an event that will introduce engineers to new technologies and new ways of thinking. Our objective is that the delegates should go away feeling that the event was truly worthwhile, enjoyable and informative." Workshops Central to the event are a series are half-day workshops covering such topics as "Extreme Debugging", "A Guide to Writing Device Drivers", "A guide to the New MISRA C:2012 and "A Guide to Off The Shelf Hardware". These workshops are presented by experts in their field, engineers that are working daily with some of the world's leading technology companies. Presentations Another strength of this event will be a series of technical presentations, again presented by engineers and focused on delivering information of value regarding the latest technologies, tools and techniques for device development. These presentations will cover such topics as Enclosure Design, PCB Development, Choosing Software Debug Tools and Using Touchscreen Displays. "There will not be any sales presentations," said Richard Blackburn. "This event is more about sharing design experience and knowledge. In this respect, we have put a lot of effort into choosing relevant topics and finding presenters that are working at the very sharp end of development." Exhibition The exhibition element of the conference will take the form of a tabletop exhibition, whereby key industry vendors can exhibit their technology and be available to discuss their latest solutions. This event has the support of many of the world's leading players, including Blue Chip Technology Ltd, Wind River, Lauterbach, Pebble Bay, Zuken, Hitex and many other established tools and technology vendors. "Our preference has been for a 'tabletop' style exhibition area," said Richard. " As an engineer, I find this a more relaxed and informal environment and one in which it is easier to communicate and have a useful dialogue. Again, these companies will have their expert engineers at hand, so it really is another chance to learn about the trends and advances that are happening within the industry." Locations The Device Developers' Conference will take place in Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester on three different days, enabling engineers to attend the event without having to endure long journeys and hotel costs. The agenda for each venue is very similar with only a few minor variations. Each of the venues has been chosen for ease of access. A free lunch will be provided, and early arrivals will have the option of a Bacon or Egg Roll to get the day started; tea, coffee and water will be freely available through the day. "We understand how valuable an engineer's time is, so it has always made sense to us, that we should take the event to them," said Richard. "And yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch!" To Register More information about the event can be found at: Places at each event are limited (especially the workshops), so early registration is recommended.