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For those of you that will not be able to make it in person:So you can follow the action at home, when not on duty in the Cadence booth I'll be snapping pictures for a daily DVCon photo blog along the lines of what I did for CDNLive San Jose last September. (Recall my reports from CDNLive days 0, 1, 2, and 3). I'll also be bringing my video camera (but one thing I'm learning is that editing video takes a lot more effort than shooting video, so I'm not sure how much footage I'll take for fear of editing. I know, I know: "edit in-camera", you say. Believe me, that's easier said than done!)
Additionally: be advised there is a Twitter thread on DVCon already going (with the tag "#dvcon"). At this point I feel that I must come clean and admit that I'm not a Twitter subscriber, and will further confess I haven't gotten my head around this "broadcast SMS" medium. While communication in general is always a good thing, it just seems like TMI to me. But I digress ...
For those who will be there at some point next week:First, as a reminder here is the online flyer summarizing the Cadence-sponsored activities (don't forget to register for the lunch panel on Wednesday!):https://www.cadence.com/cadence/events/Pages/event.aspx?eventid=146Not to take away from the events themselves, but one of a real values of coming to the conference (or even just the free exhibits in the expo Tuesday and Wednesday) is the chance to have deep dive conversations with true experts in the verification field, covering any verification-related subject you can imagine. Even better for members of this online community: this is a great opportunity to meet in person some of the functional & systems verification bloggers and interviewees that you have been following. Here are three examples:* Verification methodology expert Mike Stellfox will be leading the lunch panel on "Case Studies of OVM in Multi-language Verification Environments"* Systems & ESL verification Architect Jason Andrews will be at the Cadence booth talking about sub-system virtual prototyping with Metric Driven Verification (MDV) and SystemC TLM2.
* Verification IP Architect Levent Caglar will also be at the expo to talk about the technology behind our expanded VIP portfolio. (Recall that I recently interviewed Levent about best practices in evaluating verification IP.) FYI: for those of you struggling with PCI Express in particular, be advised that Levent is a wizard of this protocol. I challenge you to stump him with a PCI Express question!
Hope to see you at the show!