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DATE Prep Continues - Updated Photo and SVUG Info


  JL Gray 
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Check it out - I've actually got an official photo!  I think it's a little on the creepy side, but at least I'm recognizable and not wearing my ski hat (though it was tempting).  Hopefully folks at DATE who have read this blog will have an easier time recognizing me than those at DVCon.  I talked to several people who, after a few minutes, finally realized that I was "that guy with the blog".  No excuses this time!

Also, in other news, I received info that Cliff Cummings won't be able to make it to SVUG in Nice.  That still leaves Jason Sprott and Jonathan Bromley though, so be sure to check it out!


Verilab at SVUG – April 16 During DATE

I wanted to give a quick heads up to those of you in Europe who are interested in connecting with other SystemVerilog users.  Jason Sprott, VP of Consulting at Verilab, will be giving a talk on "Functional Coverage in SystemVerilog" at the SVUG meeting April 16, 2007 at 2pm in Nice.  The SVUG meeting will be collocated with DATE at the Acropolis convention center.  In addition, Cliff Cummings will be giving a tutorial on "SystemVeriog Design Fundamentals", and Jonathan Bromley from Doulos will be talking about "The Best of VHDL and Beyond: SystemVerilog for VHDL Users".  I attended the last SVUG event in Austin, where both Jason and Cliff spoke.  The talks are definitely informative, and the audience questions were even more so.  Plus, it was a great opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals who also are developing methodologies to take advantage of SystemVerilog. 

Also, a reminder – if you're planning on attending DATE let me know – or keep an eye out for the tall goofy looking guy with the camera and say hello!


DATE 2007 - April 16-20

The Design, Automation and Test in Europe conference is coming up April 16-20 in Nice.  For the first time, I'll be attending along with several of my Verilab colleagues to cover some of the interesting events going on that week.  I've been given press access again.  Apparently the conference organizers didn't see the stuff I wrote about DVCon!  The nice thing about press access is that you get into the conference for free.  The (potentially) bad thing is that you get on a sort of high-brow spam list where PR firms contact you to interview their clients.  I've already received a call (in addition to a few emails) encouraging me to want to interview a few people from companies I haven't heard of working on products that probably aren't interesting from a verification perspective.  I also apparently already have an appointment to meet someone, unless I'm busy, of course!  Ah well, it's all in good fun in the end. 

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