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♦ Community moderator on Electrical Engineering.

I have three years of experience at a small start-up company which I would not suggest to everyone, but for those willing to teach themselves, it is an excellent opportunity.

I currently work in medical proton therapy as a systems engineer. Both the details of a functioning particle accelerator and the beam physics I work with keep me interested in the day to day of my job.

I am also currently pursuing a masters degree in electrical engineering.

I do not speak on behalf of my company, all views I express are my own.


Nov
15
comment How to obtain an affordable electronic paper programmable kit or similar?
This question is a bit too broad to be a good fit for electronics, but you already have answers on where to get started, feel free to come ask as you get into the nitty gritty of it.
Nov
12
comment How do I do TDD on embedded devices?
Every TDD I have seen for my embedded systems only found errors in the systems that had easy to resolve errors I would have found easily on my own. They never would have found what I need help with, the time dependent interactions with other chips and interrupt interactions.
Mar
17
comment Have you dealt with space hardening?
100% agreed. Necessary evil is an acceptable description.
Mar
4
comment Have you dealt with space hardening?
You say code reviews three times like they are a negative.
Dec
20
comment Handling my antiquated coworker
I can code much faster using nothing special on small projects, but, hell, you maintain a well designed code-base better. This is where good design pays off. The entire design of software code review banks on the fact that it takes more time in maintenance then in coding to fix bugs.
Dec
20
comment Handling my antiquated coworker
It takes him very little to code it, but your code is maintainable. Your payoff will showup as code is maintained. A good department is tracking time spent on things like maintenance and will see shorter time spent on your code, which makes a little more time upfront worth it.
Dec
20
comment Handling my antiquated coworker
I agree with this just as much as @pierre 303's answer. He will leave the dark site when he seems to beautiful tools the good guys have.
Dec
20
comment Handling my antiquated coworker
I think that if the OP tries action to try to suddenly change these things and force them fingers get stepped on. This makes enemies and could harm a work environment where he could learn a lot from his colleague.
Dec
20
comment Handling my antiquated coworker
going up the chain of command makes enemies of every person you stepped on the head of, and often does not result well.
Dec
20
comment Handling my antiquated coworker
303, I think this is the best advice, a new guy critiquing a very competent experienced coworker to the manager is going to result in some very negative feelings, with time you can adapt and help others adapt also. I have had new hires start with me and think they know something that works better and go to the boss, my boss will listen to anything but it makes me mad, as in 3 months they figure out why I was doing it the way I did and are complaining themselves about the change. I think it is a different level, as we SVN and OOP, but the basic premise applies.
Dec
20
comment Handling my antiquated coworker
A lot of managers I have had in the past do not value the new guy changing something that seems to work. They value a product done fast as they do not understand fully what you are doing. It seems you have a boss that is not technical which is of major detriment to your section, maybe.
Dec
16
comment If you take a year or two out from being a developer, is it really that hard to get back into it?
My wife recently told me about 2 studies that were conducted that were showing that a number of women entering technical fields are advancing as fast as men, but when they hit the years where they take time off for marriage their earning power drops, and they were correlating it to a perceived bias in filling higher positions in companies when in some cases it is due to a large percentage of women taking 1 or more years off mid-way. Don't misunderstand this as an argument about gender bias, just what I hope is an interesting tidbit of information for your question.
Oct
26
comment “Overtime is part of the job” true but a bad attitude?
they do not, but consistent overtime requires they increase the number of hours you are salaried for. there is a large amount of federal case law to back that(US). this is a federal protection that cannot be overridden by a state.