New Year = New Digs in Milwaukee

Moving Day!

In June 2015, I moved to the greater Milwaukee area to launch a new DISTek office.  At the time, I was the only employee in the area but we wanted a temporary office we could use to accommodate our growth prospects in this region.  We managed the “growth” reasonably well, growing to 8 employees here … but the “temporary” extended a little longer than expected.  Though we started with a 14-month sublease, we ended up staying for three and a half years.  That all changed in December when we moved to a new office location.  We packed up everything during the end of November and the first part of December, then made the move on Friday, December 14.

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Workflow Driven Elicitation

Eliciting a set of user stories can be a challenge when stakeholders are not sure where to begin their description of the solution they require. It is often up to Requirements Engineer (RE) to guide the stakeholders along in assessing the problem in need of a solution, as well as assessing the best solution for the problem. The RE must further help the stakeholders partition the solution’s description into manageable tasks, and express those tasks as User Stories. Workflow Driven Elicitation (WDE) is a systematic approach that helps achieve all of the above.

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DISTek U: The First Graduating Class

The graduates of the first DISTek U course

Monday October 22 was a pretty exciting day, the day DISTek recognized the first set of graduates from DISTek U. These 7 graduates completed all the coursework required of the Potential Leads Track, which included reading and answering discussion questions for the books How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, and Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg. They also attended 7 Habits of Highly Effective People leadership training, and gave a presentation to the class and management team on their key takeaways. The group also heard from four current DISTek leaders on their perspective of being a leader, which was a highlight of the class. Below are some of the thoughts and experiences on the training from some of the graduates.

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Software-Based Cyclic Redundancy Checks

In my personal projects, I often work with various sensors which require digital data verification. One such sensor required the use of a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) to verify that the information that the micro-controller read from the sensor was being received correctly. A CRC is a method for calculating a checksum from an array of data. The software examples that I was able to find to develop my understanding of implementing a CRC were poorly documented. Moreover, these examples were often so optimized that the underlying behavior was not immediately recognizable. Many examples simply used a lookup table---which provided no satisfaction for my "what-makes-it-tick?" personality.

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Arrivederci, Plugfest!

AEF Fall ISOBUS Plugfest is in full swing in Bologna.

The most recent AEF ISOBUS Plugfest was held just a little over a month ago, during September 2018. We returned to the Savoia Regency Hotel in Bologna, Italy, where Plugfest had previously been held in 2016.

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DISTek to Present at Embedded Systems Conference in Minneapolis

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 11:00 AM, DISTek will be giving a 45 minute presentation entitled: The Functional Safety in Autonomous Vehicles Is Not an Afterthought, at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC 2018), held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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