frenchie68: Policy Compliance

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frenchie68: Policy Compliance

Post by frenchie68 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi there,

As per the official rules edicted by the board manager I have to post here once,
so there it goes.

I started out as a child--sorry about that, it will not happen again. I got an early
interest in digital electronics when I was a teenager. I got my first significant
degree in the field of digital electronics and process control. Those were the
days when I still thought there was a future in hardware design. Later on, I did
compromise quite a bit and went for a masters degree in software engineering.

For quite some time, I was happy porting system software to transputer based
parallel systems. I still miss those days working for a computer manufacturer--
there's not that many still surviving in France. Then I spent 5 years in the US
working for a company that shall best remain unnamed. That was quite an
experience though. Spent some time in California at Oracle's HQ. Those were
the days when one could still work on UNIX kernel development and be proud
of it (i.e. before Linux really took over the field).

After the ordeal, I moved back to France, my home country, and I am currently
working in the IT field. Not exciting at all but you know, somebody has to pay
the bills at the end of the month.

Now, I came by stm32duino after having read about an interesting project STM32
based in Elektor magazine. This was published in the 2017/10 issue and described
a weather forecast station based on the STM32FA411RE and the ESP8266
platforms. Ultimately, I wondered what else could be achieved with the STM32
platform. I proceeded to investigate the STCube environment. But HAL software
development seems quite out of reach for someone who isn't a full-time dedicated
professional. I consider myself as a hobbyist, despite the fact that the field is
the stuff I really enjoy working on. SW4STM32 also requires HAL knowledge, so
I ended up looking for something simpler and with which I was more familiar with,
since I have had some pleasant experience with AVR-based Arduino boards.

So, here I am, talking too much.

Again, sorry about that.

Yours truly.


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Re: Policy Compliance

Post by mrburnette » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:08 pm


Welcome! We are getting a healthy group of French in the forum. My son-in-law is from France and his family lives in Épinal. I was there for a week back in 2006. My daughter, her husband, and my grandson now live in Washington, D.C. and they generally get back to France about twice a year but the son-in-law works for a French company and is back in France 4 to 5 time a year.

If you have not read this post, you may find it of interest:

If you are still wanting to work with HAL and want to do it from the ArduinoIDE, check out the STM32duino core for the Nucleo Official boards. Post over in the STM32 Nucleo Board section of the forum if you go that route.


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Re: frenchie68: Policy Compliance

Post by Squonk42 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:28 pm

Bienvenue !

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Re: frenchie68: Policy Compliance

Post by fpiSTM » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:51 am

Bienvenue Francois !

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Re: frenchie68: Policy Compliance

Post by JFClaeys » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:29 pm

Bonjour François et bienvenue.
Even if it comes from a new member of just one day hehe

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Re: frenchie68: Policy Compliance

Post by martinayotte » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:18 pm

Bienvenue, François !

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