The COVID-19 pandemic has a profound impact on the way we operate. One of the areas that the pandemic has changed is the way instructors teach, especially for subjects that require hands-on instruction. Electrical engineering is one of the challenging subjects that require instructors to come up with creative ways to adjust to remote teaching.
We’ve spoken to over 50 professors that teach embedded systems and electrical engineering at top US engineering programs such as Cornell, MIT, Stanford to understand the main challenges of teaching remotely. Below we summarized the most common ways professors used to teach remotely.
Our CEO, Jama Mohamed, recently had a conversation with Differential Ventures about his philosophy on the future of hardware and why he started building Sahara Cloud after spending 5 years helping hardware startups build their embedded systems as a consultant.
Below is an excerpt of the interview. Read the full version here.
Hi everyone, my name is Jama and I am the founder of Sahara Cloud. Our mission is to democratize hardware and make it more accessible to everyone through virtual prototyping.
I first started thinking about ways to improve the hardware development process when I was helping hardware startups build their embedded systems after graduating as an Electrical Engineer from Caltech. As we all know, building hardware is hard – Hardware is more expensive, slower to build, and harder to maintain – all because of the physical nature of hardware. There is a reason why there are 10x more software startups compared to hardware startups.