Info Session and Free Seminar: The Hidden Skill Set of Veteran Hardware Engineers

Attend a free info session and presentation on September 6th to learn about The Engineer Accelerator and hear a sample seminar on The Hidden Skill Set of Veteran Hardware Engineers. This seminar surveys the hidden skill set that hardware engineers must have to succeed. Learn about important meta-skills including time management, setting expectations, conflict resolution, and design by documentation. RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your seat (in-person or the webinar). Interested in also learn...
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Info Session and Free Seminar: The Hardware Development Process

Curious about The Engineer Accelerator’s program? Attend a free info session and presentation on August 30th to learn more about the program and hear a sample seminar on The Hardware Development Process. This presentation surveys each phase of the development process and shows you the tricks to successfully completing a hardware project. You will learn about handling the chaotic nature of projects, common errors, and how the different implementation, manufacture, and test cycles interact with...
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Announcing Fall 2017 Session of the Engineer Accelerator for Hardware Engineers

The Engineer Accelerator returns for a new session,  September 20th to November 17th. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings and Saturdays – online and at The Port Workspaces in downtown Oakland, CA. Enroll in the Engineer Accelerator to learn the hidden skill set of successful hardware engineers and be more productive. For hardware engineers working full time This program will give you the skills to manage the chaotic nature of hardware development. If you are overwhelmed at work and missing...
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Soft Skill: Hitting Your Deliverables

The Work Context The first thing to do is add some context the discussion and then we will start looking at the soft skills you need in the industry. Professional work  is made up of deliverable chains. Each person is creating work that will be used by another person for their work. Eventually out of the chains comes built the products we use everyday. This is fundamentally different than most academic work where homework is built up in parallel leading to a test. Because you are in ...
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What does it mean to be a professional?

The Soft Skills Problem One of the reasons why it is hard make the transition into professional work is that it is hard to characterize what it means to be a professional. What soft skills do professional hardware engineers have that makes them good at their work?   The general consensus has been that only way to learn the answer to this questions was through experience in a job. Even though this is true that you will learn this way it will only be after many false starts and mistakes, frustrat...
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Enrollment is open for the Spring Sessions!

The Engineer Accelerator is your entry point into the electrical engineer industry. This course will help answer all those questions you have about working with a manager, team dynamics, and the hardware development process. It will give you the chance to begin developing your professional network and a portfolio of completed projects. It will give you experience in producing professional level work at the pace required by industry. Engineering students, engineers job hunting, and engineers in f...
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March 2017 Session

Overview The goal of The Engineer Accelerator is to help new engineers integrate professional level skills into their work process and to show them how to hit a deliverable deadline through iterations of a 4 week development cycle. For more check out the program page Schedule and Locations The Professionalism Series will be held online Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Join anywhere you have an internet connection. The Hardware Development Series will be an in-person lab Saturdays from 9:00...
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April 2017 Session

The session will run from April 5th  - May 5th The Hardware Development Series will be held at The Port Workspaces, 344 20th St Oakland 94612. It is two blocks from the 19th St BART station and is attached to the Kaiser Center Parking Garage. The Professionalism Series will be held online. Join anywhere you have an internet connection.
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May 2017 Session

The session will run from May 10th - June 9th The Hardware Development Series will be held at The Port Workspaces, 344 20th St Oakland 94612. It is two blocks from the 19th St BART station and is attached to the Kaiser Center Parking Garage. The Professionalism Series will be held online. Join anywhere you have an internet connection.
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