April 18–19, 2018 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA

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Mars Ate My Spacecraft


Jack Ganssle (Principal Consultant, TGG)

Location: ESC Engineering Theater, Booth 1079

Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 11:15am - 12:00pm

Pass type: Conference (Paid), Expo (Free) - Get your pass now!

Free Content & Activities: ESC Engineering Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: N/A

Civil engineers have learned how to avoid failure from their rich history of bridge collapses, tunnel floodings, and building disintegrations. The firmware world is quite different; it seems we all make the same mistakes, repeatedly. Yet most problems have similar root causes. In this session we'll examine a number of embedded disasters, large and small, and extract lessons we must learn to improve our code.


Attendees will learn the most common mistakes that lead to product failures in the field.