Years ago, when I was studying computer science in Brazil, Embraer was the place for aspiring Brazilian engineers to work. Petrobras had the money, but Embraer had the cache of being Brazil’s technology company that was on-par with the rest of the world.
Embraer is the world’s third-largest aircraft manufacturer, after Boeing and Airbus. Think about that. The world’s largest aircraft manufacturer is in Europe, the second-largest manufacturer is in the United States, and the third largest is in…Brazil.
Not China, not Taiwan, not Japan, not India, not back in the US. It’s in San Jose dos Campos.
I’m always a little thrilled to step onto an Embraer regional jet. A little bit of Brazil in the sky.
This Thursday, August 23rd, at 9am Pacific Time, I will be hosting an online open house for Udacity’s School of Autonomous Systems. RSVP now to join me, my Udacity colleagues, our alumni, and other potential students, and learn about our many exciting programs!