November 2016


Live Webinar - Software: The Lifeblood of Any Medical Device

December 7, 11 am EST
ICS and QNX have been working together on medical devices for years, developing custom Qt-based solutions on a wide range of products. We will come together on this webinar to examine the software platforms of choice for medical device manufacturers and explain how you can employ the inherent benefits of safe and secure designs, faster time to market, easier pre-market approval, and lower total cost of ownership in your medical device project. Register Now >>

Peter-Profile.pngWelcome to ICS' November Newsletter

As technology advances, companies create new products that are inventing the future. Largely, we invent the future, step by step, learning from one another. But make no mistake, inventing the future is hard and risky. The risks hold both reward and failure. We have all seen markets reshaped by companies with killer new products, and other companies responding too slowly.

By its nature, inventing the future exposes a skills gap. Every organization is designed for yesterday's problem and needs to adapt to tomorrow's challenges. This skills gap can be addressed in many ways, depending upon the risk and time frame. But it's critical to understand that this is a strategic problem. If you don't solve it you risk project failure.

In this month's newsletter, we're launching a three-part series exploring the skills gap. You can check out parts 2 and 3, which discuss surging successfully and choosing a qualified team to help you reach your goals, in next month's issue.

This month we also have an array of webinars, blogs and trainings on wide range of Qt and UX topics for you to read about, from medical device creation to QtSerialBus to the Internet of Things. Enjoy!

Peter Winston, CEO, ICS

Live Webinar - QtSerialBus: Using Modbus and CAN bus with Qt

December 1, 1 pm EST
This webinar will introduce QtSerialBus, a new Qt module supporting two serial interface protocols that are commonly used on embedded systems: CAN bus and Modbus. Register Now >>

Is Your Skills Gap Negatively Impacting Product Development?

Does your company possess the breadth of skills and experience to see a new product through the entire development lifecycle? If not, you have a skills gap. Here's how to close it. Read More >>

Webinar On-Demand - Qt Test-Driven Development Using Google Test & Google Mock

Test-driven development (TDD) has many hidden benefits and using it in combination with Google Test and Google Mock affords software engineers the ability to isolate the units of their applications for maximum testing. Learn how using design techniques can help your next project. Watch Now >>

How to Use a Qt GUI App with Arduino and XBee for Wireless Communication (Part 1)

In this first in a two-part series, we'll explore an Internet of Things (IoT) application that uses an Arduino controller and XBee wireless modules in conjunction with a Qt-based application. Read More >>

Internet of Things: It's a Kind of Magic

Innovative technology that delivers compelling UX is magical, and can go a long way toward enhancing the quality of life for users. Read More >>

What Do Castles Have to Do with UX Design?

A family vacation touring the castles of Europe turns into a real-life lesson in UX design. Read More >>

Upcoming Events

Programming with Qt for Desktops, December 12 - 15, Sunnyvale, CA

This is a five-day, in-depth introduction to Qt programming, primarily focused on using Qt Widgets and associated development tools, such as Qt Designer and Qt Creator. Students will experience the challenges of cross-platform development with exercises that involve porting applications from Windows to MacOS (or vice versa). Enroll Now >>

CES GENIVI Demonstration Showcase, January 5, Las Vegas

ICS is excited to be a silver sponsor and join other automotive stakeholders from all over the world at the GENIVI Demonstration Showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. Learn More >>

QML by Design, February 1 - 3, Dayton, OH

This new three-day course teaches UX and graphic designers how to create working prototypes that will act as functional specifications to show the development engineers what to build. Generate responsive mockups that not only reveal the look of the final user interface but its key behaviors, as well. Enroll Now >>