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This week, we've been introduced to the E2E Gurus, the folks who spend enormous amounts of their free time answering questions from designers and engineers around the world, helping to solve design issues and other problems. Currently, there is one TI employee and three non-employees who have reached the upper echelon of E2E greatness, but they certainly won't be the last to reach the landmark. That fact is what today's post is about.
Today, we're recognizing the users who are hot on the trail of Guru status. They can smell it, they can just about reach out and grab it, and it won't be long before they get there.
I did my best to reach out to these Masterminds (as the level before Guru is termed) for some words of wisdom, but not all were available. That's okay though, because if they're not answering questions for blog posts, then they're probably out answering support questions on the forums.
Let's meet these Masterminds, shall we?
The Non-TI employee Masterminds
Truly, these are the folks who make the community so great. We love our TI employees, but answering questions on E2E is often a part of their job. But, the folks who aren't TIers (as we affectionately call ourselves) and yet still spend time on E2E helping other users, they're heroes.
Andy Neil (7,930) points
Andy Neil is a freelance embedded developer/consultant that provides services through his company, Antronics Ltd. He's a regular in the Stellaris forums and is extremely close to Guru status. Our other three will have company very soon.
A word from Andy: "It's always nice to have some sort of recognition! I've been using internet forums for years - long before the points system started - so it's really not a matter of looking for points or status. As a freelance/consultant developer, I see contributing to forums as an investment.
1. Hopefully, when I need some help from the forum, I'll get some return on that investment.
H Stewart (7,235 points)
I wasn't able to get a quote from this prolific poster, but his E2E profile describes him as follows: "38 years at Watkins Johnson, Litton, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems leading microwave, space payload, and optical product development organizations. Products have included com link subsystems for Hubble Space Telescope, MILSTAR, Voyager and numerous ground and airborne systems." That's a heck of a resume!
He bounces around from forum to forum, but his two main participation areas as of late have been theLow Power RF Hardware and Tools forum and the Audio Converters forum.
Mike H (6,770 points)
From a single H at the front to a single H at the back, Mike H is an enigmatic user who spends a lot of time in a multitude of different forums. The ratio of questions asked to questions answered is a bit higher than the other Gurus/Masterminds, but that's perfectly fine, because coming to the community and asking experts for advice and guidance is a pretty Masterful thing to do, in my opinion.
Which of these users will be the next to reach Guru status? We'll keep any eye on it for you. Take a look at the next post fro some words from the TI Masterminds.
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