Passion Project for Engineers
Engineers are a creative bunch but what are their passions outside of work? You might be surprised.
Sonia Harrison, Senior PR Manager at Mentor Graphics, recently pinged me about a contest that will culminate at the upcoming Design Automation Conference (DAC). It’s called the “Passion Project” and its goal is to celebrate engineering design creativity. Engineers are encouraged to show what they love to do outside of work. “We know they are very creative in the workplace, but can bet they are the same during their spare time,” notes Harrison.
Mentor is asking these creative technologists to share their passion with other engineers and those attending DAC. They can do this by submitting a photo and brief description (150 characters) of their hobby. The contest ends on June 3 at 11:59 PST, and the winner, who will be chosen at random, will be awarded a $300 prize on Wednesday of DAC, June 4 at 3:30 pm at the Mentor booth #1733.
Even though I’m also an engineer, I was glad to learn that media editors were also encouraged to participate. Accordingly, I’ll submit my “passion” post in the near future. – JB