It’s great to hear about events and publications in our industry that are doing well, despite the recession. The Embedded Masterclass recently showed that focused events continue to thrive – even in these difficult times. This year 87 engineers attended the Cambridge (up from 65 last year) and 64 participated at Bristol (again significantly up on 54 last year). The event also saw more bookings for the workshops: with 62 participating this year vs. 57 in 2008. I was particularly please to see that this thriving event was well supported by exhibitors, with 25 companies participating: 25% up on 2008.