Elliot Williams is a Ph.D. in Economics, a former government statistician and a lifelong hacker. He taught himself to program microcontrollers (MCUs) long before the wildly popular Atmel-based Arduino hit the streets.
Most recently, he is author of the Maker Media book “Make: AVR Programming, Learning to Write Software for Hardware,” which is packed with a plethora of MCU programming tidbits.
On Tuesday, March 18th, Williams will be presenting a free O’Reilly webcast titled “Beyond the Arduino: Programming AVR microcontrollers in C.” The 60 minute webcast – hosted in San Francisco – is slated to kick off at 10AM PT.
“In this webcast, we’ll dive straight into the deep end. I’ll show you what you need to get started programming the AVR ATMega (and tinyAVR) series microcontrollers, give you an overview of their built-in peripherals, and demonstrate most of the important functionality,” Williams explained.
“I can’t teach you C in a webcast, but if you’ve every programmed in any language before, you’ll be able to follow along with the code examples. If you are an experienced coder, I’ll give you some insight into what makes writing directly for hardware a bit different. If you’ve worked with an Arduino before, I’ll show you how to do everything you’re now doing faster, better, and cheaper.”
Interested in joining the free webcast hosted by Elliot Williams? You can sign up here.