Excerpted from my article at the DAC eZine
Big. Massive. Fan. Massive! Love it! Love DAC. The excitement. The conversation. The community.
Not always and not every day, but for the most part, I think it’s awesome! Like many others, I’ve thought about, planned, prepped, developed, worried about, practiced, demoed, spoken, networked and partied at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) for the last 14 years. EDA has become a strong, close-knit community and DAC is easily the focal point … we should embrace and support it.
To do our part, over the last several months a grassroots network of people and companies came together as the ad-hoc “DAC Fan Club” to celebrate the EDA and semiconductor spirit, savor the stories of conquest and adventure, and give back to the industry. Originally conceived by Atrenta, Denali and Springsoft to help sponsor DAC exhibit hall passes for design engineers and EDA veterans, our mission evolved to using social engagement to help our members have fun, make a difference in EDA, and meet people who share their passion for EDA through a combination of online and offline presence.
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