FPGA / CPLD Group on LinkedIn -- Networking Group

FPGA / CPLD Group on LinkedIn -- Networking Group

Post by cpld-fpga- » Mon, 29 Jun 2009 23:09:07


Group for People Involved In the Design and Verification of FPGA's,
other Programmable Logic , and CPLD's to Exchange Idea's and
Techniques. You should have FPGA / CPLD Design / Verification on your
Profile. (The focus is more on FPGA/CPLD in the product as opposed to
FPGA's solely as a path to an ASIC) VHDL / Verilog / ABLE / SystemC
and other HDL's as well. Vendors included: Xilinx, Altera, Actel,
Lattice, Atmel, QuickLogic, Tabula, Silicon Blue, Mentor, Cadence,
Synopsys, Aldec, NI, Altium, and Many Others.

Networking on LinkedIn can be a way to get technical questions
answered. It can also be a way to meet contacts with expertise in
other domains of knowledge other than your own. Additionally, many
career enhancing contacts, and mentors can potentially found
especially if one is at a smaller company that lacks the resources for
extensive internal networking.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fpgacpldgroup/
 
 
 

FPGA / CPLD Group on LinkedIn -- Networking Group

Post by Antti.Luka » Mon, 29 Jun 2009 23:52:09


could you describe the last technical FPGA related question
that your linkedin networking group solved?

unless you are able todo that, i see you repeated postings
to c.a.f. as complete spam

Antti

 
 
 

FPGA / CPLD Group on LinkedIn -- Networking Group

Post by rickma » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 00:08:16

On Jun 28, 10:52m, " XXXX@XXXXX.COM "



Hi, I am one of the moderators at this group and I must be honest
about it. It is not a very technically oriented group. I have tried
to make some technically oriented posts there with few responses.
This did not seem to stimulate much in the way of subsequent new
topics either. I have also made an effort to separate the technical
content from the recruiting content and gotten feedback that the
recruiters are the ones paying the way for LinkedIn and cutting them
out would be a mistake.

So I have given up on this group as well as other FPGA related groups
at LinkedIn. I have not removed myself from membership, but I can't
say I recommend them unless you wish to use it for employment or self
promotion.

Rick
 
 
 

FPGA / CPLD Group on LinkedIn -- Networking Group

Post by stev » Sat, 04 Jul 2009 09:23:03

On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 23:08:16 +0800, rickman wrote
(in article
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):




I'm completely confused as to how you can have a FPGA group that is not
"technically orientated" , it would be like having a flower arranging class
without the flowers.
 
 
 

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Post by rickma » Sun, 05 Jul 2009 00:08:51


There are other aspects to any occupation than just the technical
issues. LinkedIn is oriented toward the business issues such as
getting a job or filling a job. As much as I would like to see it be
more technical, it seems like it is pretty firmly rooted in networking
with technical discussions being secondary.

Is it really that odd to consider?

Rick
 
 
 

FPGA / CPLD Group on LinkedIn -- Networking Group

Post by MM » Sun, 05 Jul 2009 02:47:52


A bigger problem is how technical discussions are set up (or at least used
to be set up when I last looked) and viewed on LinkedIn. Answering questions
is supposed to earn you points to improve your image. The questions remain
active for only limited period of time upon expiration of which no one can
contribute. Finally, you need to be a premium (read paid) member to be able
to send a private message to another member.


/Mikhail
 
 
 

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Post by rickma » Sun, 05 Jul 2009 03:53:39


I have not seen anything about points on LinkedIn. I think the only
way to "improve" your image at LinkedIn is what you put in your
profile. LinkedIn does not rate anyone that I am aware of.

I think you may be remembering a different site than LinkedIn. They
don't limit the time to reply to a discussion and I am not a paid
member and I can send private messages. If I could find you, I would
send you a private message to demonstrate, but there are a lot of
Mikhails on LinkedIn.

Rick
 
 
 

FPGA / CPLD Group on LinkedIn -- Networking Group

Post by MM » Sun, 05 Jul 2009 04:46:41


I should have put points in quote marks. There is no rating, but there is an
option to see all the answers by a person. I am not confusing LinkedIn with
another site but I might be confusing discussions in its groups with its
Answers section though. With regards to the private mail, it seems as they
have recently changed their policy. It used to be that you could only send a
message to someone in your network, for anyone else the only type of message
you could send was an invitation to join your network.


/Mikhail
 
 
 

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Post by MM » Mon, 06 Jul 2009 12:02:04

"rickman" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote

Why on earth a grown man would want to use Twitter? :)

/Mikhail
 
 
 

FPGA / CPLD Group on LinkedIn -- Networking Group

Post by rickma » Mon, 06 Jul 2009 15:16:58


I'm not trying to *use* it, I want them to stop sending me junk
email! Didn't you read the post?

Rick
 
 
 

FPGA / CPLD Group on LinkedIn -- Networking Group

Post by nico » Mon, 06 Jul 2009 17:23:01


LinkedIn is not about solving problems. It is about hiring the right
people to solve problems. To get back to your example: you could find
someone thru LinkedIn that can arrange the flowers for you.

--
Failure does not prove something is impossible, failure simply
indicates you are not using the right tools...
"If it doesn't fit, use a bigger hammer!"
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Post by stev » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 22:02:42

On Sun, 5 Jul 2009 16:23:01 +0800, Nico Coesel wrote
(in article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):





we are not talking about "linkedin" ,we are talking about a technical group
within the "LI" network.
If you cannot keep up, there is Lego and crayons over in the play area.
 
 
 

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Post by Jonathan B » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 22:12:28


Ah, the New Media Priesthood. Their mantra: If you
Don't Get It, we will patronize you to death.

Me, I definitely Don't Get It, and I really don't
care all that much, and I've been patronized in
the past by people I respect a lot more than the
Noo Meeja Vangelists, so I don't feel too worried.

Is there a LinkedIn group for elderly curmudgeons?
I'm in there...
--
Jonathan Bromley, Consultant

DOULOS - Developing Design Know-how
VHDL * Verilog * SystemC * e * Perl * Tcl/Tk * Project Services

Doulos Ltd., 22 Market Place, Ringwood, BH24 1AW, UK
XXXX@XXXXX.COM
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

The contents of this message may contain personal views which
are not the views of Doulos Ltd., unless specifically stated.
 
 
 

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Post by rickma » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 22:19:45

On Jul 6, 9:12m, Jonathan Bromley < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >


> >we are not talking about "linkedin" we are talking about a technical group >>>>within the LI" network.> > >If you cannot keep up, there s Lego and crayons over in the play area.> >> > Ah, the New Media Priesthood. heir mantra: If you> > Don't Get It, we will patronize you to death.> >> > Me, I definitely Don't Get It, and I really don't> > care all that much, and I've been patronized in> > the past by people I respect a lot more than the> > Noo Meeja Vangelists, so I don't feel too worried.> >> > Is there a LinkedIn group for elderly curmudgeons?> > I'm in there...> > --> > Jonathan Bromley, Consultant

I haven't found one, but you can start it! I'll probably join as
well. What is it about getting old anyway???

Rick