Another New Guy

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Another New Guy

Postby t1d » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:35 pm

Hi, Ric,

I imagine that I am like many... Fleeing the OEM site, because of continuous, long-term site issues. So, I am very pleased that you have made a home for us. Thank you for your efforts to make it happen and to keep it running. I know it requires a lot of you and I/we appreciate it.

Two questions...
1) I am not seeing what I think is a separate sub-group for coding. Am I missing it, or do I just post under the PIC I am using?
2) You suggest that we support MicroForum. Would you rather we post there, so that you can eventually retire this site? Or, do the two sites really have different missions? MicroForum seems to be for more brands other than just Microchip MCUs, but maybe I interpret that incorrectly?

Suggestion for Sub-Group:
I am a hobbyist, self-taught and still learning... Circuit Design, KiCad (for ordering PCBs,) Microchip MCUs, C code and serious soldering... A lot of major learning curves to attempt at once. And, that leaves a lot of holes in my skill sets.

What I would really prefer is to stick with circuit design through DIY manufacturing and to leave the coding to someone else. All said to say, I need a project partner... Someone who likes coding over manufacturing.

So, I suggest a sub-group that is solely aimed at connecting people with different skills that are interested in working on the same projects. Maybe the users must first fill out an interest, skills, resources and availability page, before being included. And, something about the person's commitment level... Yeah, life happens, but folks aught to see through what they commit to... Anyway, there's the idea... I think a partnership conduit is a glaring deficiency in the DIY/MCU community...

You have helped me, before, over at the OEM forum. Saved my bacon...<g> I really like your approach in helping folks. You are quiet kind.

That's it. I look forward to seeing you on the forum.
t1d
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Re: Another New Guy

Postby ric » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:46 pm

t1d wrote:Hi, Ric,
1) I am not seeing what I think is a separate sub-group for coding. Am I missing it, or do I just post under the PIC I am using?

I modelled the forums here on the MCHIP site. I'm open to creating new ones if a few want it, but for now just pop it into the appropriate family area.

2) You suggest that we support MicroForum. Would you rather we post there, so that you can eventually retire this site? Or, do the two sites really have different missions? MicroForum seems to be for more brands other than just Microchip MCUs, but maybe I interpret that incorrectly?

I'm easy. Have a look at both, and follow your own preference.
I'm not chasing ad revenue, and couldn't give a stuff about "likes", so I'm not worried which one people use.
The Microforum guys are a couple of ex Microchip employees trying to make a contribution too, so wanted to give them a leg up.


Suggestion for Sub-Group:
I am a hobbyist, self-taught and still learning... Circuit Design, KiCad (for ordering PCBs,) Microchip MCUs, C code and serious soldering... A lot of major learning curves to attempt at once. And, that leaves a lot of holes in my skill sets.

What I would really prefer is to stick with circuit design through DIY manufacturing and to leave the coding to someone else. All said to say, I need a project partner... Someone who likes coding over manufacturing.

So, I suggest a sub-group that is solely aimed at connecting people with different skills that are interested in working on the same projects. Maybe the users must first fill out an interest, skills, resources and availability page, before being included. And, something about the person's commitment level... Yeah, life happens, but folks aught to see through what they commit to... Anyway, there's the idea... I think a partnership conduit is a glaring deficiency in the DIY/MCU community...

You have helped me, before, over at the OEM forum. Saved my bacon...<g> I really like your approach in helping folks. You are quiet kind.

That's it. I look forward to seeing you on the forum.
t1d

Let's see what others say. There's not a lot of traffic on this site, so it may take a while to get some feedback.
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