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Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule posted

Jul 23, 2015 — by Eric Brown 588 views

The Linux Foundation posted a schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2015 (Oct. 5-7), and expanded its training into India.

The Linux Foundation, which bills itself as “the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development,” revealed keynote speakers and a full schedule for LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, which are all intermixed at the same event to be held October 5-7 in Dublin, Ireland.

The combined events include more than a dozen keynotes and over 200 sessions. Registration is available at $725 through July 25, after which it switches to $900.


Below are highlights of a few of the conference’s many keynotes and presentations that are likely to be of particular interest to developers and hackers of Linux-based devices:

Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network will look back at the history of patent aggression in Linux and OSS on the 10th Anniversary of OIN’s founding, as well as “discuss the growing culture of co-opetition and patent non-aggression which we currently enjoy.”
Jeff Dionne, CEO of Smart Energy Instruments, will talk about “Building the J-Core CPU as open hardware: Disruptive open source principles applied to hardware and software.”
Lorenz Meier from The Dronecode Project and Tully Foote from the Open Robotics Project will discuss the future of drones and the open source platforms that are accelerating their usage.
Thomas Petazzoni, CTO of Free Electrons, will cover successful open source SoC mainline development.
Mark Skarpness, director of embedded software at Intel, will discuss how open source is fueling the growth of the Internet of Things.
A panel discussing the latest trends in the Internet of Things, moderated by James Governor, analyst and co-founder of Red Monk
The annual Linux kernel developers panel, moderated by Grant Likely, Linaro Fellow, Linux kernel Device Tree maintainer and Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Chair

Here are some other presentations — about half the embedded track — listed in order of appearance, that might also be of interest to embedded developers and hackers. There are many more intriguing options, however, found via the link at the end of the story:

  • Rodrigo Chiossi, Intel — “CoAP: Connecting embedded devices”
  • Lucas De Marchi, Intel — “Linux, the future for drones.”
  • James Ketrenos, Intel — “Making open source robotics approachable: The future is now!”
  • Andrzej Wieczorek, Tieto — “Intelligent IoT gateway on OpenWrt.”
  • Jan Alterberg, Linutronix — “How to boot Linux in one second”
  • Koen Kooi, Linaro — “OpenEmbedded: If we had to start all over, what would we do different”
  • Yves Vandervennet, Altera — “Reprogrammable hardware support for Linux”
  • Tsugikazu Shibata, NEC — “How to choose the best kernel for your personal embedded system”
  • Yoshitake Kobabyashi, Toshiba — “CE Workgroup Shared Embedded Linux Distribution Project
  • Panel with Paul Sherwood, Codethink — “Automotive collaboration: What’s really going on?”
  • Ruth Suehle, Red Hat — “Catch up on the Raspberry Pi”
  • Alex Elder, Linaro — “The Ara system architecture”
  • Jeremiah Foster, GENIVI — “GENIVI’s location-based services in embedded automotive systems”
  • Hans de Goede, Red Hat — Chip, the world’s first nine dollar computer”
  • Jonathan Pelham, IVHM Centre, Cranfield Univ. — “Improving drone flight safety through machine learning”

“These European events are our most popular events globally, and no other venue gathers so many leading minds in open source development in one place, offering the opportunity to learn and collaborate about the latest trends,” stated Amanda McPherson, chief marketing officer at The Linux Foundation, and creator of LinuxCon and CloudOpen. “From cloud and containers, to IoT and drones, this is the place to be.”

Linux Foundation training moves to India

The Linux Foundation announced the availability of country-specific pricing for its “Essentials of System Administration” course and Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam in India. Anyone with Indian issued credit card and address can now register for a course-plus-exam bundle for an introductory rate of 5,000 Indian rupees ($79).
The LF has been expanding its training and certification program with initiatives, including awarding scholarships, lowering rates compared to commercial offerings, and launching a free “Intro to Linux” course via edX. Earlier this month, the organization added an “Essentials of System Administration” course in Spanish, which soon expand to Portuguese.

According to the LF, India is second only to the United States in inquiries regarding Linux Foundation training and certification but ranks among the lowest in Linux certification exam enrollment. In the coming months, additional regions will be considered for a similar low-cost enrollment program.

Further information

More information on the LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held in Dublin, Ireland, on Oct. 5-7, may be found on the conference schedule page. Show Registration is $725 through July 25, after which it switches to $900 until Sept. 6, when it goes to $1,025. Student ($200) and hobbyist ($300) fees are also available. One ticket offers full access to all LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and Embedded Linux Conference sessions, activities, and select co-located events.

More information on the Linux Foundation’s training program in India may be found here.

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