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EAST Knowledge - Don't Touch That Data!

Gresham Library Computer Lab
385 NW Miller Ave
Gresham, OR 97030, US (map)
Public WiFi



This is EAST Knowledge's second meeting. All our welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • What: Don't Touch That Data!
  • Who: Jim Rulla
  • Where: The Computer Lab at the Gresham Library
  • When: 10:30am-Noon, Saturday, March 8, 2014
  • Why: Sharing what we know

There's a serious problem: the hardware is spewing out data, but the answer is wrong. It's too late to redesign, and besides, the product ought to work. Another filter and some ad hoc software will have to suffice — until new problems arise.

Sound familiar? If the textbook analysis doesn't apply to your problem, no filter and no software hack will help. The only reliable way to fix the problem is to model it correctly, then solve the model problem.

I will show how incorrect modeling sets back — and in some cases, destroys — product development. The examples:

  • are real,
  • are simple (when solved correctly), and
  • illustrate techniques you can apply to your projects.

The examples include applications from audio, optical, and communications engineering.

The right model is almost always simpler to understand and easier to solve than the wrong models. Come see how you can simplify your project!