Session: Seamless opportunities in RF industry
The main purpose of the talk is to point out the common misconceptions about hardware industry and providing helpful information to attract more women in to Wireless/RF world. Topics that will be covered are:
1. Software vs Hardware: common misconceptions
2. What are the different fields to explore within Hardware engineering
3. Is coding necessary to become a hardware engineer?
4. Introduction to Wireless/RF technology
5. What are the basic qualifications to get into RF world; related course work, certification, interview process etc.
6. Challenge yourself, opportunity to innovate, involvement from A to Z of a product life cycle
7. Intense amount of hands-on experience, dealing with cutting edge technology
8. Growth opportunity, salary, work life harmony in RF industry
9. Companies looking for RF engineers
Targeted Audience: non-RF people who are interested to learn about RF Industry.
I have been working in Amazon lab 126 as a RF design engineer for last 4 years. Prior to Amazon, I have worked in Cisco as RF Hardware engineer for almost 2 years. I have graduated from University of Texas at Dallas in Electrical Engineering (Concentration: RF/Microwave) . My education and work have given me the opportunity to contribute on direct board level circuit design along with the involvement in prototype stages leading to the production of the design and manufacturing process. I am enjoying my work from day zero and over the year, this field has become a passion to me. I see less women coming to tech industry and number of woman in wireless hardware is even less. Therefore, I want to attract more women towards this industry and want to show them the amazing opportunities beneath it.