Mentorship Session: It’s Not Just About Embedded! The Yocto Project.

It’s Not Just About Embedded! The Yocto Project.

September 15 | 6:30 – 8:00am PDT (UTC-7)

Join us for It’s Not Just About Embedded! The Yocto Project, with Josef Holzmayr, Software Developer Embedded Systems at R-S-I Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG and Nicolas Dechesne, Yocto Project Community Manager at Linaro.

“Embedded Linux people build custom Linux systems.” Thats how things are, right? And yeah, they do that a real lot for sure. But why invest all that effort? Aren’t there enough Linux systems out in the wild already?

This session will show you the Yocto Project, one of the most widely used platforms for creating a custom Linux system. To give you a hands-down impression of what this means in real life, Josef will build and boot for RISC-V from source while providing a live show and tell about the underlying technology and its ins and outs – and why you might want your own custom Linux soon.

The session will begin with an overview by Josef Holzmayr and Nicolas Dechesne (45 minutes) and followed by Q&A – an opportunity to both ask Josef and Nicolas questions and for group discussion (45 minutes).

Join us for a complimentary live mentoring session!

Josef Holzmayr, Software Developer Embedded Systems, R-S-I Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Josef first got in touch with the Yocto Project in 2011, where they gave him his first conference shirt ever, when he attended his first Embedded Linux Conference Europe ever. A couple of years later he attended the Yocto Project Developer Day in Edinburgh, and has been an active community member ever since. He runs the Yocto Project live coding series of videos, speaks at and organizes conferences, yet cares not only about media but especially about
people and reaching out.

Nicolas Dechesne, Yocto Project Community Manager, Linaro

Nicolas is working for Linaro and manages a team of developers focused on improving the state of Qualcomm chipset in upstream Linux. He maintains an OpenEmbedded BSP layer for Qualcomm chipset. When Nicolas joined Linaro he led a team of developers who designed and implemented the migration of Comcast RDK to OpenEmbedded using the best practices from the Yocto Project. Before Linaro, Nicolas worked at Texas Instruments as a software developer and manager in the OMAP organization. Since 2018 Nicolas has been the Community Manager for the Yocto Project.