Technical showcase at the Linaro Developer Summit

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If you are going to the Linaro Developer Summit or to the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest this year, you may be interested in the technical showcase that we organize on Tuesday evening.

Seeing is believing. If you are a member of the Linaro user and developer community, or are curious about Linaro, this will be a unique opportunity:

  • To see the newest Cortex A8 and Cortex A9 boards in action, and in real life.
  • To learn about technical resources that have been or are being developed by Linaro engineers. Even if you are a Linaro engineer, we are sure that you will learn new things there.
  • To meet the guys implementing the features you are interested in, or who will implement these features after you convince them.
  • To have passionate discussions in a friendly atmosphere, sharing snacks and drinks and hopefully giving birth to exciting ideas and projects.

We are still looking for proposals, such as:

  • Demos of products based on Linaro contributions (kernel, toolchains, graphics…)
  • Development and debugging tools – Quick tutorials
  • Performance benchmarks (a poster could be sufficient)
  • Demos of Linaro release images
  • Linaro project posters, advertising achievements and future plans. Adverts for your own Blueprints for the next development cycle.

Full HD capable LCD screens with will be provided to people making demonstrations, so that they won’t have to carry them by themselves. Linaro will also take care of printing posters provided by demonstrators. Everyone is invited to send proposals, whether you are a developer or a user, and everyone present at UDS and LDS will be welcome.

See our Wiki for all practical and proposal submission details.

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  • Michael Opdenacker

    Here is another invitation to participate to the showcase, by Christian Robottom Reis…


    Hello hackers,

    As you should recall from Michael O’ announcement, we’re going to
    run an amazing night of (mostly) fun and games at the next Linaro@UDS:
    The Linaro Technical Showcase. Think of a big ballroom with food, more
    hackers and a wide variety of demonstrations of Linaro-related
    technology, products, challenges and ideas. To come up with that wide
    variety, of course, we’re relying on you! Here’s more on how you can
    participate:

    – You can enroll as an individual or as a two-person team. The
    two-person team shares the prizes, which include a first place
    cash prize, some cool hardware and more.

    – Be creative! Even if you don’t work on a Linaro-powered robot, you
    can still participate by thinking of a demo that demonstrates some
    Linaro technology. It can even be a demonstration of a problem
    that Linaro hasn’t solved yet — maybe an interactive view on the
    ARM kernel architecture madness, or an analsis of how bad the
    Android boot process is, your latest crazy idea on how to
    revolutionize mobile computing.

    Remember: It doesn’t have to be a flying robot. It just has to be
    interesting.

    – We’ll provide you with a desk, power, ethernet, and a screen (if
    you request it). We may be able to provide you with even more if
    you ask sufficiently in advance.

    – Having a poster is not a bad idea if you’re going to use the
    monitor to run the demo itself; we’ll even print it for you (if
    you provide the file in time).

    – I’ll even wear a real tuxedo for the night. It’s going to be
    /that/ big. Bring yours too!

    – To answer the #1 FAQ: no, you’re not allowed to drop all your work
    items to work on your demo. As a rule of thumb, you can use up to
    3 hours a week of Linaro time on it, and you are free to invest as
    much of your evenings and weekends into it — remember, there’s a
    cash prize

    A URL to details on demo night:

    https://wiki.linaro.org/Events/2011-05-LDS/Showcase

    You should request your demo proposal to Michael and he’ll work with you on the format and any special requirements it may have.