No, don’t ask…. It’s all Kevin’s fault….
Ok, you ask anyway: This blog is because I have been asked to share my thoughts, tips and tricks around Eclipse, CodeWarrior, Kinetis Design Studio and anything else around software, microcontrollers and BBQ (!!!) in an accessible way, instead of sending emails or store it in obscure folders on a network.
If you are still reading…. My name is Erich Styger, and I’m an engineer at heart. I started my professional career as a compiler engineer and I always loved to get down to the bits and bytes. When I had to decide about what I should study at the ETH Zürich, I was bouncing back and forward between Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. While finally I ended up doing Computer Science, I always had one foot in the domain of Electrical Engineering. With this, ‘Embedded Systems’ and the world of microcontroller, hardware and software has been my home over the course of more than 20 years.
During my time at the ETH Zurich I learned Assembly, Pascal, Modula-2 and Oberon programming. My master thesis was to port the Oberon compiler to HP-UX in the group of Niklaus Wirth. I started as a compiler engineer for the HIWARE AG in Basel/Switzerland, developing Modula and C/C++ compiler, build tools and simulator/debugger for several microcontroller architectures, including Hitachi H8-500, Motorola 64K, HC11, HC08, HC12, PowerPC, STM7, STM19 and others.
You can fine out more about me journey through different companies in my LinkedIn profile.
My passion is the interdisciplinary world, and as such I’m wearing many hats: I’m working for Freescale (now NXP) and the same time teaching embedded systems programming at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
In my spare time (if any?) I’m engaged in many other domains: including my family, community voluntary work or my own projects.
This blog is mainly one about technology (Eclipse, IDE, compilers, electronics and all the other things which fill up my professional life). Against some ‘blogging rules’, I decided to enrich it with articles about my other passions like BBQ/cooking or hiking/nature. I hope you enjoy that mix as much as I do.
It is important to note that this blog is my personal one, and as such my comments and thoughts are my personal ones too. I want be fair and balanced about everything I write, say and do, of course. I appreciate comments and feedback, as long it does not insult or harm anyone.
With this, I think this is a good start. This blog might evolve over time, and I’m excited about the journey.
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