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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Joel_graff » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:22 am

The full video to my presentation is up at:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ru0SClJ74

The link to my slides is at:

https://ohiolinux.org/wp-content/upload ... ourced.pdf
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby bitacovir » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:48 pm

Joel_graff wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:22 am
The full video to my presentation is up at:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ru0SClJ74

The link to my slides is at:

https://ohiolinux.org/wp-content/upload ... ourced.pdf
Thank you for sharing for making promotion of FreeCAD.
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Kunda1 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:06 pm

Joel_graff wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:22 am
The full video to my presentation is up at:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ru0SClJ74

The link to my slides is at:

https://ohiolinux.org/wp-content/upload ... ourced.pdf
This is a high quality presentation. I'm still watching it but it's getting me even more fired up about the necessity of FOSS
and FreeCAD. Well done, sir!
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby paullee » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:57 am

Great presentation!
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby kkremitzki » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:08 am

Joel_graff wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:22 am
The full video to my presentation is up at:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ru0SClJ74

The link to my slides is at:

https://ohiolinux.org/wp-content/upload ... ourced.pdf
I'm watching the presentation now and I like what I see! It's interesting you mention the difference between "traditional" engineering and what people are usually talking about at a Linux conference. I definitely believe software engineering *is* a branch of engineering, although many who call themselves engineers in the software field are not really doing engineering. Nonetheless it's useful to distinguish the traditional types of engineering, say, civil/mechanical/chemical/electrical. I settled on "physical engineering", which would exclude things like systems engineering, software engineering, and industrial engineering.

Anyway, I just wanted to ramble a bit about this as I'm thinking of trying to branch off the DebianScience/Engineering sub-team into its own team, but just "Debian Engineering Team" isn't all that clear.
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Joel_graff » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:12 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:06 pm
This is a high quality presentation. I'm still watching it but it's getting me even more fired up about the necessity of FOSS
and FreeCAD. Well done, sir!
Thanks. It was a lot of fun. I procrastinated badly when I received news that my talk was accepted because I wasn't really sure what to say... Stumbling across Rufus Pollock helped give the cause a little more meaning. :)

Still, it was a lot of fun. I'd like to do it again next year.. maybe a couple talks on otherwise unrelated topics...
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Joel_graff » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:12 am

paullee wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:57 am
Great presentation!
Thanks!
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby kkremitzki » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:23 am

This video (especially its ", P.E." credentials ;) ) will be very useful to sell the idea of FreeCAD GSoC participation to my old engineering department, by the way! I'll probably send the email trying to recruit some students when it's closer to application time, perhaps around January.
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Joel_graff » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:32 am

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kkremitzki wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:08 am
I'm watching the presentation now and I like what I see! It's interesting you mention the difference between "traditional" engineering and what people are usually talking about at a Linux conference. I definitely believe software engineering *is* a branch of engineering, although many who call themselves engineers in the software field are not really doing engineering. Nonetheless it's useful to distinguish the traditional types of engineering, say, civil/mechanical/chemical/electrical. I settled on "physical engineering", which would exclude things like systems engineering, software engineering, and industrial engineering.
Right. Licensure's primary role in traditional engineering is to seal plans for construction projects - it's law in all 50 states in the US. I don't know how licensure affects engineering in technology contexts, though I don't doubt there are parallel examples. I know software / technology engineers can become licensed if they choose, but I doubt there's the impetus to do so like there is in the more traditional / physical engineering disciplines.

Still, it's an interesting issue because a lot of governments will state that, if you aren't licensed, you aren't an engineer. The state of Oregon had a rather onerous example of that a year or two ago regarding a guy who (as an unlicensed engineer) dared to criticize red light camera programming.. He got fined for it because he represented himself as an engineer in the process of filing his complaint. I thought it was embarrassing the professional community would push back against that the way they did, though I know why they did... He prevailed, though, and frankly, I'm glad.


In fact, here's the link:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... fb17beb56c
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Re: FreeCAD presentation topics and development

Postby Kunda1 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:36 pm

Joel_graff wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:12 am
Kunda1 wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:06 pm
This is a high quality presentation. I'm still watching it but it's getting me even more fired up about the necessity of FOSS
and FreeCAD. Well done, sir!
Thanks. It was a lot of fun. I procrastinated badly when I received news that my talk was accepted because I wasn't really sure what to say... Stumbling across Rufus Pollock helped give the cause a little more meaning. :)

Still, it was a lot of fun. I'd like to do it again next year.. maybe a couple talks on otherwise unrelated topics...
You pulled it off nevertheless. Thanks for sharing
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