engineering

7 Things I Wish Candidates Knew

Recruiting isn’t easy. It can be a long and tedious process, especially for startups when you’re building the infrastructure to support rapid growth. I used to think that recruiters and hiring managers were cold and rude.

10 Things I Wish They Taught in Engineering School

I spent a good part of my life in school, much of it studying engineering. From a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and biomedical engineering to a Ph.D. in collaborative robotics and machine learning, it was quite an adventure.

How to Make Hardware Development More Agile

People say that you can’t do agile hardware development. I don’t believe that. While I’m not a fan of all the hype and buzz around “Agile,” I do believe in the core principles.

Python for Hardware Engineers: Analyzing Temperature and Humidity Data From an OM-24 Sensor

Data analysis of sensor data is a typical hardware engineering activity that often involves an Excel-based workflow. While Excel (and other spreadsheet tools) are great for quick and dirty, one-off analyses, a Python + pandas workflow can really takes things to the next level.

Mentoring Founderfuel 2020

Another year, another cohort. FounderFuel 2020 turned out to be an exciting mentorship opportunity.

New Series: Python for Hardware Engineers

Once upon a time, at McGill University in Mechanical Engineering, I took a course called COMP 208 Computer Programming for Physical Sciences and Engineering. The goal was to give us future hardware engineers a foundation in programming, to allow us to automate, perform advanced calculations, and solve our engineering problems through code.