Co-Located Events

Embedded Apprentice Linux Engineer Track

Date: Monday, March 12 – Wednesday, March 14
Time: View the Schedule
Location: Broadway III/IV
Registration Cost: $75 USD
You must be registered for Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit 2018 to attend.  Click here to register or add this to your existing registration.

Are you an Embedded Engineer who is transitioning to using Linux? The Embedded Apprentice Linux Engineer (E-ALE) program provides a place at Embedded Linux conferences where you can get your questions answered. E-ALE is a set of 9 seminars over 3 days; take as many or few of them as you want to. If you are one of the 50 people signed up for this track, you are able to attend any set of these seminars over the course of the conference. Each seminar represents a key topic relevant to Engineers in Embedded Linux. Seminar starts with a 45-60 min lecture or presentation on one subject, followed by 1 hour of lab time to practice the relevant learned skills using a PocketBeagle board (the course fee covers the cost of the hardware kit). Each seminar is taught by a professional Embedded Linux Instructor with years of practical experience.

Please be aware that some seminars have suggested prerequisites. Later seminars assume you have the knowledge from the earlier prerequisite seminar.

Each of the 50 Engineers signed up for this track pays $75 to cover the purchase of the hardware kit, which is delivered to you during the first seminar you attend at the conference, whichever one you start with. You must use the kit we provide in the course, as labs are constructed around specific parts we have included in the kit.

Attendees must bring their own laptop with a minimum of a recent i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, your own plugin power supply (we will be compiling a lot), and at least 100GB of free disk space. If the laptop doesn’t run Linux, please make sure you have a virtual machine program available (for instance, Virtual Box or VMWare) in order to install a Linux Virtual Machine.

Seats are limited, so sign up today.

Yocto Project Developer Day North America 2018

Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Mentor Graphics (8005 Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070)*
*Transportation will be provided from the Hilton Portland. Please plan to meet at 8:00 am in the lobby if you would like

Registration Cost:
Early Registration: $179 (through February 10, 2018)
Standard Registration: $209 (February 11 – February 28, 2018)
Late Registration: $249 (March 1 – Event)

Click here to register or add this to your existing registration

The Yocto Project Developer Day is a one day, hands-on training event that puts you in direct contact with Yocto Project developers. Over the course of the day, Yocto Project developers will walk you through how to create custom-build Linux distributions for embedded devices by using layers and recipes designed to resolve incompatibilities between different configurations.

You will have the opportunity to choose a development board – BeagleBone Black, MinnowBoard Turbot, or DragonBoard 410c – and take it home with you at the end fo the day.

The proposed agenda is listed below.

Introductory Track
– Introduction to the Yocto Project
– Key Concepts
– Build System Workflow
– Examining Recipes
– Standard Recipe Build Steps
– Working with Layers
– Build and Boot your Custom Image
– Working with Applications

Advanced Track
– New Workflows in the Latest Release of the Yocto Project
– Deep Dive and Class Exercises on Devtool and ESDK
– Brief Tour of Meta-Security
– Deep Dive Presentation and Demo on CROPS
– BitBake Event Model – The Data Source for Toaster
– New Script
– Kernel Roundup
– User Space
– Build History and Bitbake-diffsigs
– Q&A

RISC-V Hackathon, Presented by SiFive

Date: Monday, March 12 – Wednesday, March 14
Time:10:30am each day
Location: Skyline II, Floor 23

Registration Cost: Free to ELC North America & OpenIoT Summit 2018 Attendees
Pre-registration required. Click here to register or add this to your existing registration

**UPDATE: SiFive has added a third Hackathon prize category for “Coolest Demo” and doubled the cash portion of each prize package – that’s three chances to win the industry’s first Linux-powered RISC-V board plus $2,000 cash. Details of the Hackathon challenges may be found here.

Are you ready to UNLEASH your genius and own a HiFive Unleashed board two weeks before anyone else??

SiFive – the company founded by the creators of RISC-V – is hosting its first-ever hackathon for developers excited about RISC-V: the free and open ISA. Be among the very first to run code on the powerful Linux-capable RISC-V developer board: the HiFive Unleashed. We’re providing each developer or team a HiFive Unleashed and a HiFive1 (RISC-V microcontroller) board, with a challenge for each of the two boards. The team or developer that wins each challenge will take home their very own HiFive Unleashed board and a cash prize of $1,000.

We will provide the boards, their power supplies, and USB cables. You bring a laptop capable of compiling Linux and your best skills.

Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!

If you are interested in holding a meeting or workshop alongside Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit 2018, please fill out this brief form to provide us the details of your event and we will be in touch shortly with information and availability.

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