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Erich is Professor at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Freescale Semiconductor. Erich has a MsCS degree and 18+ years of experience in the embedded software and tools world. He created many embedded cross C/C++ compilers and debuggers. Additionally he is researching in the domain of programming languages, real time and mechatronic systems. Erich is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 91 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

What Meetings feel like for Engineers

04.07.2014
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My students and everyone in my office know me: I’m a HUGE fan of Dilbert. There is rarely a lecture for which I do not have a Dilbert cartoon which shows the daily life of an engineer  in as few as 3 cartoons. Humor is a good way to reflect behavior and to have a laugh, so usually I tell every week a fun story to the class. I collect fun stories from students, from my family, my peers, or from my life as teacher, researcher and engineer.

And here I share my newest fun story (a video this time): An engineer as an ‘expert’ in a business/requirement meeting. The task is simple: create seven red lines. But the twist is that these lines must be perpendicular

The Meeting with the Expert

The Meeting with the Expert

Guess who is the engineer in the video below?

The sketch was written and directed by Lauris Beinerts and is based on the (Russian language) short story, “The Meeting,” by Alexey Berezin.

I’m under the pain of sleep deprivation in preparation for a conference in the US I’m going to attend next week. But that video made my day (well night :-)).

Happy Experting :-)

PS: I have seen all aspects of that video in real meetings. I just had one this week ;-)



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