Get out (or online) and learn! This episode with Tomas Chester is all about engaging and contributing to the design community. He shares with us his motivation to self-educate and how he invests in his career through a dedicated effort to connect with the engineering community. Tomas shares how to make the most of your learning style and utilize educational resources. 

Altium 365: Where the World Designs Electronics

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Show Highlights:

  • Tomas shares the challenges, opportunities, and what motivates him to contribute to the design community in forums and social media.
  • Get to know your learning style and design style.
  • The welcome road to becoming an Altium Designer Beta group contributor and an Altium Certified Instructor
  • Essentials vs Advanced Course. Utilizing available resources such as Altium Academy and YouTube Channel, free training, Altium documentation on the website.
  • “Playing” with your tools, and learning from your coworkers
  • Time constraints crowd out time for education but carve out time anyways
  • Always explore available resources: PCB West, Design Con, Embedded World, YouTube, EIPC, Trade associations, PCEA
  • AltiumLive: Tool Training and Principles-based

Links and Resources:

Tomas Chester on LinkedIn
Altium Designer 21: What’s New Webpage
Chester Electronic Design Website
Altium Forum
Altium Training Resources (Worldwide)
Altium Webinars


Altium 365: Where the World Designs Electronics

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