[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East 2019 keynote suggestions?
ben at cogs.com
Tue Jan 22 15:09:13 EST 2019
> On Jan 4, 2019, at 9:19 PM, Evan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Here's my annual request for suggestions of people who could keynote at VCF East.
> - The person must have general appeal to our audience. It can't be someone who did something very narrow.
I’m going to throw the name Walt Jung who I have recently stumbled across and seems quite lucid on the topic of op-amp. I can’t tell if what he did was narrow (focusing on op-amps) or general op-amps are fundamental argument.
I find his writing quite comprehensible.
> - Nobody should reach out to speakers on VCF's behalf: just looking for suggestions right now; official communication must come from VCF officers.
> - We're looking for people who personally did awesome things -- not someone who worked in sales/marketing, and not someone who is a modern-day author/historian (like me!) about what other people did. (Exceptions can be made, but generally we're looking for the first-person angle.)
> - They don't have to be a celebrity, but they must have a resume that is keynote-worthy.
> - We want new people: we've done the usual suspects too much.
> - Obviously we prefer people who live within a couple of hundred miles of InfoAge.
> - It would be great to have women or people of color!
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