Back in college, I had to take some introductory courses in electronics and electrical engineering. I was confused by what I was learning — and ever since, electronics have seemed like a cross between magic and a mystery to me. I’m not sure whether it’s good news or bad, but a large number of other software developers seem to feel the same way as I do. But of course, it would be really nice to know how our computers work, and what the basic principles are of the electronics within. In this talk, Dror Helper comes to the rescue, offering a crash course in electronics for people with a software background. He starts from the beginning, describing such concepts as voltage, resistance, and current, and quickly moves onto more advanced topics.
Time: 1 hour