The principal goal of DVClub is to have fun while helping build the verification community through quarterly educational and networking events. DVClub currently has chapters in Austin, Bangalore, Boston, Bristol, Dallas, Delhi, Eindhoven, RTP, Toronto, and Silicon Valley.
While DVClub is made possible by our generous sponsors, what makes DVClub a truly great organization is the participation of its members. Everyone who attends our events is encouraged to offer ideas for topics, speakers, and venues. This can be done by contacting DVClub organizers.
DVClub membership is free and is open to all non-service provider semiconductor professionals. Most members work in verification, but there are also plenty of entrepreneurs, professors, students, managers, investors, and even design engineers who attend. Participation by service providers (solicitors) is limited to event sponsors, who supply the funds for DVClub events.
Events generally involve lunch followed by a technical program and time allocated for networking. These lunches are held quarterly and are completely free. Topics vary, but the core focus is end user verification stories, verification technology, and speculation on our chosen career paths.
Eric Hennenhoefer is a serial entrepreneur who lives in Austin, TX with his wife, two kids, and two cats (TCL & Perl). He started DVClub so that he could have a place to meet fellow engineers while enjoying a free lunch. Eric's other adventures include founding three companies, including Obsidian Software and Silicon Elite in the Semiconductor space. He's also president of the Austin Chapter of the Entrepreneur Organization, and is very active in the Austin Business and Technology Community. When he's not wedged uncomfortably into an airline seat, Eric can often be found in various cities catching up with friends for lunch.