December 20, 2020
Is it just me, or has this been a long-assed year? No racing (well, ok, I did compete in the 1,000 mile long/83,000 feet-of-climbing Race Across the West bicycle race, but that was the only one), no travel (well, I did doing my standard 3-days of talking at Embedded World 2020, but that was in February), no writing (just kidding, I did a ton of writing; see my new book, mentioned below). But still, a damn tough year for sure. Looking forward to a new year, a new vaccine, and maybe, seeing people with own-eyeballs for a change.
I'm pretty well-known in the Rhapsody embedded software and systems communities. But now, I'm offering training and consulting for systems, embedded software development and processes with Cameo/Magic Draw as well. My popular classes are now available in both flavors. I've taught the Cameo SysML courses a bunch and they've been well-received. I've been doing a lot of work in Cameo and have come to really appreciate some of their ease-of-use features, but I've also identified a number of defects, especially in their Simulation Toolkit, along with work-arounds. I've incorporated these notes into the training.
Early January 2021, my new book Agile Model-Based Systems Engineering Cookbook will be released by Packt Publishing. Like all books, it was a ton of work to put together and make it happen but I'm pleased with how it turned out. The book provides small process workflows ("recipes") for doing many of the common MBSE tasks. I think you'll like it. The models will be available at github and on this site in the members area soon.
March 1-5, 2021: Embedded World has gone digital. I'll still be giving tons of classes, but this time with drink in hand from my lair, Chez Douglass. Check it out: https://www.embedded-world.de/en