Last week, I had the honor of speaking at a joint meeting of the Space Coast Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering and the Central Florida Chapter of the Test and Evaluation Association here in Brevard County, Florida.
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It was quite the event and one of those things that makes you realize you live in the future. We were in a local church, the First Methodist Church, Melbourne, FL, and the event's organizers had set up a simulcast system, where there was not only a local audience, but another audience in Orlando, and still others attending live from their browsers across the country.
Ten years ago, that would have required the resources of a television network, a team of engineers, a satellite truck, and a boatload of cash. Last week, it was a small video camera, a few laptops, and a smartphone. Amazing.
Anyway, the nice folks at INCOSE and ITEA captured the entire presentation, and it's embedded below for your viewing pleasure. There are a few choppy spots, but if you're at all interested in Android, it's a worthwhile video for you to watch. If you're interested in INCOSE and ITEA, keep watching after the lecture. My hosts provide a nice introduction to these two important organization.
As I mentioned in the presentation, a lot of people helped me pull together information and manage logistics for this lecture. Here's a shout-out to them:
- INCOSE Space Coast Chapter
- INCOSE Orlando
- Tom Henderson of ExtremeLabs - follow at @extremelabs
- Our own Jason Perlow of ZDNet's Tech Broiler - follow at @jperlow
- Wayne Rash from eWEEK’s Washington Bureau - follow at @wrash
- Science writer Karen Heyman - follow at @klheyman
- Daniel Grotta, the leading authority on the life of J.R.R. Tolkien
- Some very kind folks at T-Mobile
- Neal Foster, Dell's Executive Director of Mobility Solutions Development
- The U.S. Secret Service
Thanks, everyone! And now, here's the lecture. Get a bowl of popcorn or a plate of cookies and settle in. This will be interesting. Remember, the first three minutes are a bit choppy, but stick with it. There's a lot of meat on these bones.