The Intel company holds a lot of specialist training programs, carries out programming contests, invites people to meetings and free conferences. Unfortunately, we often miss such events, and one gets upset on knowing that he/she did not participate in an already finished event. By the way, participating in Intel contests often ends with a participant being employed by Intel. I have witnessed it a couple of times. A person comes to a meeting to get his/her prize, the next year you see him wearing the "Intel worker" badge himself/herself. So, mind this. :)
Intel Software Network Black Belt Developer, Gaston Hillar, spoke with me on video at the Intel Developer Forum last week about the opportunities he sees for developers to participate in the new Intel Atom Developer Program. Gaston appeared onstage, during Corporate Vice President Renee Jame's keynote, showing his application Gaston's Playground on Windows and Moblin, developed for netbooks and MIDS.
Чем отличается профессионал от эксперта? Вопрос философский, и я бы ответил на него так: профессионал – это человек, который отлично знает свою предметную область и эффективно решает стоящие перед ним задачи. Тех, кто помогает другим людям решать их задачи, я бы назвал экспертами.