We are featuring one of the Silicon Labs Community members who is active or new in the community on a monthly basis to help members connect with each other.
Meet our October member of the month: Yuriy
Q: Congrats on becoming our featured member of the month! Can you introduce yourself to our community members?
First of all thank you very much for choosing me as the member of the month!
My name is Yuriy Gerasimov, and I'm from the south of Russia (Krasnodar). I have about 15 years of experience in embedded system/software and work as part-time/contract engineer for several companies now days, based at Germany, Netherlands, Austria and Russia. Worked in big companies (like Samsung Electronics) and small startups guided from crowdfunding to mass production successfully. So I have got quite interesting, wide and valuable experience in HW and SW.
Last year with my partners, we also developed and sold EFM32-based automotive modules, EFM8/ EFM32 MCU-controlled LED drivers, BGM111 Bluetooth diesel engine booster and some more. As a hobby project and for self-development, I started this LCD Sensor Logger device project, hope to complete it somehow despite of this cold autumn weather, my two lovely little kids and wife, plus permanent lack of time
Portable sensor logger with LCD, Bluetooth LE & cloud connection
Q: How did you know about the Silicon Labs Community?
Well, several years ago, I had to make a decision and chose 32-bits ARM Cortex-M MCU manufacture to go further and move away from 8/16 bits core MCUs. There were several requirements like: price, free and cross-platform IDE, MCU interfaces & functionality, low-power, documentations/app.notes/ examples, customer friendly/community support, availability in different countries, including Russia (sometimes it's pretty tough ) . And EFM32 won, that's a way I got into Silicon Labs Community. After EZR32/BGM/WGM modules introduction I moved all of my new projects on Silicon Labs solutions, except of customer's special wishes.
Q: What features would you like to see added to the community?
Well, everything is very good, there are forums, training, blogs and tools. Would be nice for me to see more Knowledge Base and Training articles about IoT and wireless. But I see it's in progress now.
Q: What advice would you give to someone new to the community?
Just read docs, app notes and search deeper, probably your problem already solved by someone. And to make the new topic header correctly.
Q: Thanks for answering the questions. Any final comment?
Thank you Silicon Labs for such a cool products, customer-friendly support and community!