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DVCon! 10 years? 25 years? What’s exciting about the 2013 conference

Posted by Hannah Conrad on February 15th, 2013

Guests: Stan Krolikoski, General Chair, DVCon; Distinguished Engineer, Cadence Design Systems, and Dr. Ambar Sarkar, Technical Program Chair, DVCon; Chief Verification Technologist, Paradigm Works

Host: Yvette Huygen, Director, Worldwide Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Synopsys Inc.

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If you will be in the San Francisco Bay Area from February 15th – February 25th, join other design and verification experts at the 2013 Design and Verification Conference (DVCon).

We paid an early visit to the Double Tree hotel in San Jose CA, the home of DVCon 2013, to talk to two of its key organizers, Stan Krolikoski and Ambar Sarkar, about DVCon’s rich history and future. Stan is the General Chair and Ambar is the Technical Program Chair of this year’s DVCon, which is sponsored by Accellera. They are energized about what you can expect and look forward to at the conference.

Stan: “They key [of DVCon] is imparting knowledge. I want the newbie who comes, who is just starting out in design and verification, to learn a lot.  I want someone like Ambar to come around and get just one nugget out of the conference that makes him say, ‘I could use that I work.’”

Ambar: “In my profession, I’m a consultant, and I work with the whole spectrum of people who are at different levels of maturity. I can honestly say (and this is what excites me) to each and every one on of my customers: You can go to DVCon and learn something from the conference . . . ”
During the show, Ambar and Stan talk about:
• What led DVCon to its 25th year
• A surprise ending to a near-disaster: a no-show speaker
• The culture of DVCon
• What is exciting about the upcoming conference

Links of interest:
DVCon
Accellera

Ambar Sarkar, Yvette Huygen and Stan Krolikoski

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