Meet the Marketing and Marketing Team Interns!

Last week I introduced the Engineering team, so this week I figured I might as well introduce the interns on the Marketing team so thatyou can see who is behind most of the wonderful posts on the blog!

 

This is Talesa. Talesa makes sure that all of the marketing interns are producing material and helps us stay organized. She is also in charge of redesigning our office.

"I have a Background in education. I am currently earning my MSME at UCSD with a focus on control systems. I am interested in the marketing/operations side of an engineering company and I am working on designing a super cool office layout ;)" - Talesa
“I have a background in education. I am currently earning my MSME at UCSD with a focus on control systems. I am interested in the marketing/operations side of an engineering company and I am working on designing a super cool office layout. ” – Talesa

This is Amber. Amber is the blog editor and manager.

"I have a background in linguistic anthropology and English, and I began working at Digilent in 2012 as a technical writer. When not maintaining the blog or managing its content, I can be found thinking about grammar and punctuation (this is work-related about 70% of the time). I am also working with Martha on powering Digilent's Robotic Box Monster with a Max32. " - Amber
“I have a background in linguistic anthropology and English, and I began working at Digilent in 2012 as a technical writer. When not maintaining the blog or managing its content, I can be found thinking about grammar and punctuation (this is work-related about 70% of the time). I am also working with Martha on powering Digilent’s Robotic Box Monster with a Max32. ” – Amber

This is Martha. Martha is a technical writer. She is primarily in charge of editing technical documents and maintaining the Learn site.

"I went to WSU and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Rhetoric & Professional Writing in December of 2011. I started working here at Digilent in 2013 as a technical writing intern and have learned a lot since then! I am the project lead for the Learn Digilent website, which means I convert project documents into HTML, edit any grammatical issues, make sure the proper legal attributes are included, and then finally upload the document to the database. I also take care of editing reference manuals that are sent my way. In my spare time I like to work on enhancing my understanding of engineering and tinkering with things around the office. " - Martha
“I went to WSU and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric & Professional Writing in December of 2011. I started working here at Digilent in 2013 as a technical writing intern and have learned a lot since then! I am the project lead for the Learn Digilent website, which means I convert project documents into HTML, edit any grammatical issues, make sure the proper legal attributes are included, and then finally upload the document to the database. I also take care of editing reference manuals that are sent my way. In my spare time I like to work on enhancing my understanding of engineering and tinkering with things around the office. ” – Martha

This is Larissa. Larissa is our boss. She come up with many projects as well as organizing projects for trade shows. She also makes sure that we are all staying on top of work and maintaining the Digilent brand.

"I am currently the Marketing and Academic Manager for Digilent and have been here for a few months. I have a strong passion for engineering education, because I believe that with how technology rules our lives, people need to understand how that technology works and feel empowered to use it. During work hours you'll find me working on  revamping the website; creating a content-driven web presence, building a marketing/applications team for Digilent and keeping Digilent's educational material pipeline strong. It's after work that is the most exciting for me—I'm helping drive and create the Digilent MakerSpace, a place where people can learn, build, and create things!" - Larissa
“I am currently the Marketing and Academic Manager for Digilent and have been here for a few months. I have a strong passion for engineering education, because I believe that with how technology rules our lives, people need to understand how that technology works and feel empowered to use it. During work hours you’ll find me working on revamping the website; creating a content-driven web presence, building a marketing/applications team for Digilent and keeping Digilent’s educational material pipeline strong. It’s after work that is the most exciting for me—I’m helping drive and create the Digilent MakerSpace, a place where people can learn, build, and create things!” – Larissa

This is James. James is currently working on an 8×8 LED cube, which will soon be featured on the blog. He is going to start working on Instructables for all of our wonderful Pmods.

"I am a Chemical Engineer by trade, but an Electrical Engineer at heart and am thoroughly enjoying working at Digilent.  The main project I am working on is an 8x8x8 LED Cube, which does admittedly cause some frustration at times, but it is still a lot of fun." - James  
“I am a Chemical Engineer by trade, but an Electrical Engineer at heart and am thoroughly enjoying working at Digilent.  The main project I am working on is an 8x8x8 LED Cube, which does admittedly cause some frustration at times, but it is still a lot of fun.” – James

This is Jay. Right now Jay is working on pin diagrams that are more visually pleasing and easier to read.

"I am a wayward mechanical engineering student who has wandered from the path and found himself in the realm of electrical engineering and computer science. I've always had an interest in robotics (who hasn't?) but it wasn't until recently that I started getting involved with it as a hobby. I've got a little four-legged robot I call Twitchy at home, and I'm slowly working on a customized calculator too. At work I take on projects that are a little above my level, in order to see what a real beginner's experience would be and better help figure out what they need to make the process run smoothly. I love figuring out difficult problems and I love teaching what I've learned even more. I've been impressed by how powerful Digilent's hardwear is, and amazed at how affordable they make it, and I want to help make it a more inviting place for new users who need more power for their projects."
“I am a wayward mechanical engineering student who has wandered from the path and found himself in the realm of electrical engineering and computer science. I’ve always had an interest in robotics (who hasn’t?) but it wasn’t until recently that I started getting involved with it as a hobby. I’ve got a little four-legged robot I call Twitchy at home, and I’m slowly working on a customized calculator too. At work I take on projects that are a little above my level, in order to see what a real beginner’s experience would be and better help figure out what they need to make the process run smoothly. I love figuring out difficult problems and I love teaching what I’ve learned even more. I’ve been impressed by how powerful Digilent’s hardwear is, and amazed at how affordable they make it, and I want to help make it a more inviting place for new users who need more power for their projects.”

This is Brandon. He is our analog intern. He has been busy producing many instructables on analog concepts. Right now he is working on an Instructable on power supplies.

" I'm a marketing intern focusing on projects that are based more on analog circuitry than digital. I currently attend WSU as a computer engineering major, with about two years left before I graduate. Previously I worked on the Real Analog: Circuits 1 coursework that is on the Digilent Website, helping to convert the material to be used with the Analog Discovery instead of requiring students to use the heavy, expensive bench-top equipment found in the labs. I'm married with three wonderful children. I also recently finished my training to become a heavy equipment operator in the Army Corps of Engineers for the Washington National Guard. " - Brandon
” I’m a marketing intern focusing on projects that are based more on analog circuitry than digital. I currently attend WSU as a computer engineering major, with about two years left before I graduate. Previously I worked on the Real Analog: Circuits 1 coursework that is on the Digilent Website, helping to convert the material to be used with the Analog Discovery instead of requiring students to use the heavy, expensive bench-top equipment found in the labs. I’m married with three wonderful children. I also recently finished my training to become a heavy equipment operator in the Army Corps of Engineers for the Washington National Guard. ” – Brandon

This is me, Kaitlyn. I currently have two ongoing projects I am working on. I will be converting the EE214 material to Vivado and the Basys 3, and continuing to enhance Susan (pig robot) and Chad (unicorn robot).

"I am an Electrical Engineering student at WSU and when I am not at Digilent I can be found belting  out musical songs while painting or watching Star Trek. I really like working at Digilent, to me it is the perfect balance between educational and corporate. I've been a TA for computer science and will be a TA EE214 next semester and would like to become a community college or college professor. Maybe some day I will be the Digilent Educator in residence :)." - Me
“I am an Electrical Engineering student at WSU and when I am not at Digilent I can be found belting  out musical songs while painting or watching Star Trek. I really like working at Digilent, to me it is the perfect balance between educational and corporate. I’ve been a TA for computer science and will be a TA EE214 next semester and would like to become a community college or college professor. Maybe some day I will be the Digilent Educator in residence :).” – Me

This is Chad the Unicorn, another beloved coworker:

Chad
Chad is my (Kaitlyn’s) robot who has a 3D-printed horn and tail.

Last but definitely not least is Will. Unfortunately, he’s being borrowed from us by NASA right now. Right before he left he designed a PCB layout that we used at our soldering training class.

Will designing the PCB we used... he is at NASA right now, but should be back for the school year!
Will designing the PCB we used… he is at NASA right now, but should be back for the school year!
Will's board design. The LEDs light up when you wave your hand across it.
Will’s board design. The LEDs light up when you wave your hand across it.
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