EDA Bloggers’ BoF at ICCAD 2008

Ed Lee and I have been pulling together another EDA Bloggers’ Birds of a Feather, this one at the 2008 ICCAD Conference. It will be on Wednesday November 12, 4-6pm in the Fir Ballroom. It’s listed in the ICCAD program as an additional meeting: EDA Bloggers’ Birds-of-a-Feather sponsored by IEEE CEDA and organized by Juan-Antonio Carballo of the IBM Venture Capital Group in San Mateo, CA.


  1. Promote blogging in EDA / ASIC Design Industry
  2. Allow bloggers to meet and get to know one another in a community of practice setting.
  3. Educate interested parties, readers and others interested in blogging.


  1. Opening remarks Juan-Antonio Carballo (our sponsor for the event at ICCAD)
  2. One Minute intro by each attendee: Name, Company/Affiliation, Blog; Can Suggest Issues or Discussion Topics.
  3. Three minute Lightning Talks (targeting 8-12 depending upon who volunteers)
  4. Open Discussion

If you are interested in giving a Lightning Talk (3 slides in 3 minutes) please contact me.

Possible Topics for Lightning Talks (many of these came from prep for DAC BoF)

  • Why I started a blog…and what I’ve learned since I started.
  • Blogging on topics that are not covered enough (e.g. DFT)
  • Online magazines, vendor communities, “DeepChip”, and blogs: what each is good for.
  • Blogging Standards Efforts
  • Tips for blogging Conferences
  • Good Topics that I really want to write about, but am afraid to.
  • How to build and track audience.
  • Pros and cons of comments.
  • Team blogging. (multiple authors contributing to one blog)
  • Micro-blogging: Twitter, Tumblr and others
  • Lessons Learned from Blogging
  • For readers: how to find and follow blogs.

Confirmed presenters (in alphabetical order by last name, this list will be updated as speakers are added)

You are also welcome to attend without giving a lightning talk, this will be an related event at ICCAD but will not require ICCAD registration to attend. I think we can support about eight to twelve lightning talks and still have time both for attendees to introduce themselves and plenty of discussion.

There is a mailing list for EDA bloggers at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/edabloggers/ It’s is a very low traffic (1-2 messages a month) moderated E-mail distribution list for announcements and other notices of general interest to EDA Blogging community. It’s intended to help coordinate Birds of a Feather and other events for bloggers at EDA related conferences and other venues.

Please contact me if you are interested in attending and/or giving a talk. If you want to use slides (max 3) I will need them by November 5 (a week in advance) so that we can stage them on one computer for easy changes between speakers.

Related links on this blog

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Update Wed-Oct-14: John Blyler has been added as a speaker, addressing “Blogging, a Publisher’s Dilemma” which will be a lightning talk on Staffer vs Guest bloggers, group bloggers to cover functional topics, ROI schemes, community building.

Update Wed-Oct-27: Rick Munden has been added as a speaker.

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