Episode 23 – Monika Murugesan

Monika leads a product management team for a global company in the energy industry. She started her career in embedded programming, which is still a passion she has. She is a mentor, a coach, a keynote speaker, and an entrepreneur. Monika is passionate about her work and about encouraging women in their careers and career development. 

Episode Notes

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check

Embedded Software Engineer – Embedded software is the first layer of code that runs on a device. Think BIOS on a PC. Embedded engineers write code, but unlike software engineers, they need a deep understanding of the hardware it runs on. An embedded engineer knows the schematics of hardware and how chip datasheets relate to the code written for them. Embedded software is usually self-contained and only runs a single program. Because of that, embedded software engineers determine the smallest possible number of drivers the device needs to run the software.

The Lilac Bloomsday Run, also known as Bloomsday, is an annual timed road race in the northwest United States, held on the first Sunday of May since 1977 in Spokane, Washington. The course length is 12 km (7.456 mi). The run has had over 38,000 participants every year since 1986, and peaked 24 years ago in 1996 with 61,298 registered. The number of finishers in 2015 was 43,206. Lineth Chepkurui set an unofficial 12 km world record in the 2010 women’s race. (wikipedia)

Las Vegas Marathon – The Las Vegas International Marathon, for example, used to be a point-to-point route with a net descent comparable to Steamtown’s. But the course has been redesigned and is now a loop with no net elevation change.(https://www.runnersworld.com/advanced/a20820206/downhill-all-the-way/)

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