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Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, delivers hardware and software technologies to continually advance how people work and live. For over two decades, Intel's contributions to open-source projects-from one end of the solution stack to the other-have helped ensure that a breadth of solutions run exceptionally well on Intel® architecture. As a result, open-source-based solutions, running on Intel® architecture, provides a solid foundation to build your Internet of Things masterpiece. With open source on Intel® Architecture, you’ve got a smarter, faster starting point to build custom embedded Linux-based systems. So let your imagination soar! For additional information about Intel visit http://www.intel.com or http://01.org.

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Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. For 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Visit Qualcomm’s website,  OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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The Civil Infrastructure Platform (“CIP”) is a collaborative, open source project to establish a "base layer" of industrial-grade software using the Linux kernel and other open source projects. This base layer will be available for use by developers creating software building blocks that meet safety, security, reliability and other requirements that are critical to industrial and civil infrastructure projects.

Linaro is leading collaboration on open source development in the ARM ecosystem. The company has over 200 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, and other software infrastructure. Linaro is distribution neutral: it wants to provide the best software foundations to everyone by working upstream, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low level fragmentation. The effectiveness of the Linaro approach has been demonstrated by Linaro’s growing membership, and by Linaro consistently being listed as one of the top five company contributors, worldwide, to Linux kernels since 3.10. To ensure commercial quality software, Linaro’s work includes comprehensive test and validation on member hardware platforms. The full scope of Linaro engineering work is open to all online. To find out more, please visit http://www.linaro.org and http://www.96Boards.org.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is a devices and services company focused on delivering technologies to market that will transform the computing ecosystem and help businesses worldwide take advantage of mobile, enterprise social, and cloud computing trends to drive growth.  Microsoft’s Cloud Platform vision enables you to move to the cloud on your terms; getting the most value from your existing IT investments while giving you the flexibility to respond quickly to changing business needs.  Microsoft is committed to promoting industry-level innovation and customer choice by delivering interoperable and standards-based solutions, with the goal of optimizing  applications in private and hybrid cloud computing models, letting you focus on what’s most important: accelerating your business.

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed –today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.suse.com.

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At Facebook, we've always been strong advocates of open software. From our earliest days - when the site was built on PHP, MySQL and memcached - we've been privileged to stand on the shoulders of open source giants. Ever since, we've worked hard to contribute our own work back to the community, and help other companies - both small and large - learn from our experience of building web, mobile, big data, and infrastructure stacks at scale. https://code.facebook.com/

The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help developers create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture. It was founded in 2010 as a collaboration among many hardware manufacturers, open-source operating systems vendors, and electronics companies to bring some order to the chaos of embedded Linux development. You can learn more about each aspect of the Yocto Project on the following page: https://www.yoctoproject.org.

Bronze Sponsors

Comcast Cable applies the latest innovation and technology to entertain, inform and connect people in new ways. Providing households and businesses with the ultimate in video, Internet, voice, home management and business services.

Flexera Software (formerly Palamida), a leader in Software Composition Analysis, empowers application developers to identify the use of open source software to manage intellectual property and security risks. With a growing library of over 12.9 million open source components and 2.5 million plus automated detection rules, the deepest code scanning and proven authorization workflows – developers gain unparalleled forensic analysis of open source and commercial usage to minimize license compliance exposure and assess vulnerability risk.

Igalia leads the development of essential projects and components in the areas of web rendering and browsers. Igalia also has years of experience developing and optimizing key components of the GNU/Linux graphical pipeline, multimedia and compilers.

Established in 2002, IncrediBuild, is a leading solution provider of software development and continuous delivery acceleration technology. Harnessing unutilized processing power across networks, IncrediBuild speeds the code builds, continuous integration, and other development processes and provides build visualization. With its unique process virtualization technology, IncrediBuild has become the de-facto standard solution for development acceleration. More than 100,000 users at over 2,000 companies and organizations depend on IncrediBuild, including 20 Fortune 100 companies.

Mender (www.mender.io) is an open source over-the-air (OTA) software updater for connected Linux devices. Safely and securely update your fleet of devices with Mender's client/server solution while managing all the security nuances required for the update process. Built by the team behind the battle-hardened configuration management framework that currently manages over 10 million Linux-based systems, Mender provides an OTA software updates product to fix software bugs, mend security vulnerabilities, and deliver new features to Linux devices.

Since 1976, National Instruments (www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI’s graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company’s long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

Founded in 1974, Opto 22 designs, develops, and manufactures IoT-ready, industrial grade hardware and software products to address the convergence of Information Technology with Operations Technology. Developers can design their solutions on prototype platforms like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or BeagleBone, then quickly deploy into production using Opto 22 platforms featuring programming and interface options like a RESTful API, node.js, Node-RED, a flowchart control programming environment, mobile visualization server, and dozens of physical input/output options. Opto 22’s globally available products are highly reliable tools designed for smart city, smart grid, industrial Internet, and smart manufacturing applications.

Resin.io provides a container-based platform that makes it simple to deploy, update, and manage software running on embedded Linux devices - quickly, safely, and at scale. Resin.io enables customers across a range of industries including retail, smart buildings, home automation, and industrials to get to market faster, improve security, develop iteratively, and deliver more value to end users. Resin.io builds on open technologies and is committed to open sourcing its own platform.

Runtime provides cloud-based IoT device management and is a solutions provider for consumer, commercial, and industrial IoT applications. Runtime is a significant contributor to multiple open source initiatives, including embedded operating systems and components.

Star Lab is a high-tech business focused on complex systems security R&D, with significant expertise and a pedigree of success developing security technologies for both commercial and government systems. The company specializes in the areas of high-assurance systems, reverse-engineering, technology protection, and cyber resilience, and is also a leader in kernel/hypervisor/embedded software development.

Star Lab prides itself on having a strong focus of technical leadership, subject matter expertise, and a pedigree of developing creative and high-quality products and capabilities. The company is headquartered in Washington, DC with additional offices in Huntsville, AL, Fort Collins CO, and San Antonio TX. For more information, visit http://starlab.io.

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, accelerates our customers’ digital transformation journey by enabling enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT.

With the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and digital workspace solutions, organizations are creating exceptional experiences by mobilizing everything; differentiating and responding faster to opportunities with modern apps; and safeguarding brand and customer trust with a defense-in-depth approach to security. With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide and is a member of the Dell Technologies family of businesses. Learn more at vmware.com.

Zephyr Project is a small, scalable real-time operating system for use on resource-constrained systems supporting multiple architectures.  Developers are able to tailor their optimal solution. As a true open source project, the community can evolve the Zephyr Project to support new hardware, developer tools, sensor and device drivers.  Advancements in security, device management capabilities, connectivity stacks and file systems can be easily implemented.

Media Sponsors

‘D’ of Things is a blog devoted to all things data and its value: big and small. From analytics to the internet of things, the blog provides comments, opinion and content all around the data management industry, occasionally rants on other related topics.