Welcome to Linaro Connect USA 2013

Engineers returning to their companies after Linaro Connect take back the latest software developments around ARM, new ways of optimizing the latest ARM technology and a strong desire to return.

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Linaro Connect USA 2013 (LCU13) is all about engineering. The event sessions are a mixture of discussion, planning and agreement about how to engineer solutions to the engineering projects being run within Linaro. These sessions are split into focused kernel, power management, toolchain, graphics and multimedia, platform, validation, and QA tracks. Mini-summits are also run to focus cross-team thinking in key areas.

Face to face interaction with leading open source maintainers and engineers is a key benefit for attendees. Remote participation for most sessions is available through Google Hangouts OnAir, but the opportunities for interaction cannot compare to attending in person.  View past Linaro Connects to learn more

Keynote Speakers

Linaro Connect USA 2013 will feature five keynote speakers during the conference. Learn more 

Monday, October 28 | 8:45AM- 9:00AM

George Grey

Chief Executive Officer
Linaro

Keynote Presentation:

Linaro’s CEO will welcome attendees and will be speaking about the future for open source software across a full range of segments, from servers to the Internet of Things (IoT).

 


Monday, October 28 | 9:00AM- 9:30AM

Dong Wei

HP Fellow, UEFI Forum VP (Chief Executive) and ACPI SIG Secretary 

Keynote Presentation:

Enabling next generation configuration and power management on ARM


Monday, October 28 | 9:30AM- 10:00AM

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director 
Linux Foundation


Tuesday, October 29 | 9:00AM- 9:30AM

Frank Frankovski

Vice President of Infrastructure
Facebook


Tuesday, October 29 | 9:00AM- 9:30AM

Vijay Rao

Technology Strategist
Facebook


Tuesday, October 29 | 9:30AM- 10:00AM

Jarmo Hillo

Head of Processor Technology 
Nokia Solutions and Networks, Technology and Innovations, Research

Keynote Presentation:

High End Telecom Networking

Introduction of packet optimised and HW assisted multicore processors made it possible to push the performance and efficiency to a new level over a traditional CPU and NIC architecture. We have seen the processing environment transition from RTOS to a bare metal to Linux. Combining cloud compute and SDN technologies to packet optimised multicore SoC brings new challenges to maintain performance and efficiency in virtualised environment. Building a high performance and efficient data plane requires optimised processing, minimised SW overhead and maximal utilisation of HW resources.

 


Linaro Connect USA 2013 will be co-located with ARM TechCon 2013**

Linaro Connect   ARM Techcon

 

*Content and schedule subject to change

**Please note with admission to Linaro Connect you may attend ARM TechCon, keynotes and Expo.  If you would like to attend ARM TechCon sessions you will need to register for ARM TechCon 2013

Schedule

Track sessions during the week focus on Android, Graphics and Multimedia, the Kernel, Platform Development, Power Management, QA and Infrastructure, Tools, Validation and LAVA, and training.

In addition to the regular track sessions, there will be a networking mini summit on Tuesday 29th October from 9.00am – 1.00pm.

Attending Sessions at LCU13

Linaro Connect has a unique format: in the mornings we run sessions on technical topics, and in the afternoons the engineering teams gather together to implement, debug and benchmark working code to further the ideas generated in the morning’s engineering sessions.

Linaro Connect USA 2013 will be co-located with ARM TechCon 2013*

Linaro Connect USA 2013 Schedule

After our last couple of Connect events we received lots of great feedback.  One of the suggestions was to have more discussions and less presentations in our in sessions and you will see on the schedule that we have shifted our focus to do just that.   Many of our sessions at LCU13 will be discussion based.

Below is our preliminary schedule for the week.  Please note that the sessions below are subject to change.  If you need any help with how to use Zerista here is a helpful How To Guide for Zerista.  You can download themobile app for Zerista here.

Event Schedule

Remote Participation

To join Linaro Connect remotely please visit our Remote Participation page for more information.

Maps for Hyatt Hotel and Santa Clara Convention Center

Hyatt Hotel

 

*Please note with admission to Linaro Connect you may attend ARM TechCon socials, keynotes and Expo.  If you would like to attend ARM TechCon sessions you will need to register for ARM TechCon 2013

Travel Details

When to Arrive

Linaro Connect has a packed agenda starting at 8:45am on Monday and finishing at 1:00pm on Friday. (There will not be a demo Friday at this event) You should therefore arrive on Sunday night and leave no earlier than Friday late afternoon to attend the whole event.

How to get to the Santa Clara Convention Center 

Santa Clara Convention Center

From San Francisco Airport:

Option 1:  Super Shuttle

  1. Upon arrival, follow the signs to the baggage claim and collect your luggage. Proceed to the upper level outside to the curb and follow the “SuperShuttle” signs to locate the curbside uniformed Customer Service Representative for further assistance. Curbs are staffed from 8 A.M. to 12 A.M. The Shuttle to the Hyatt in Santa Clara one way is $37 and can take up to 9 passengers.  You do not need to book ahead of time but you can. Super Shuttle at San Francisco airport 

Option 2:  Public Transport

  1. BART operates rapid rail service to northern San Mateo County, San Francisco and the East Bay directly from SFO. The SFO BART Station is located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal (Boarding Area G side). BART is easily accessed from any terminal by riding SFO’s AirTrain to the Garage G/BART Station stop. There is no charge to board AirTrain. BART provides a connection to Caltrain at the Millbrae station. (BART website:  http://www.bart.gov/)
  2. From the Millbrae Station you can take Caltrain.  Caltrain is a commuter train along the peninsula from San Francisco to San Jose. It has stops at every city along the way. Caltrain is currently operating seven days a week. (800) 660-4287. (http://www.caltrain.com/)
  3. If you are going to the Santa Clara Convention Center or Great America theme park, you will have to transfer at Caltrain’s Mountain View station. At Caltrain’s Mountain View station, take the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail to Santa Clara’s Great America station. (http://www.vta.org/) – Please check the Hotel page to see how far your hotel is from the Convention Center - Hotel information

Option 3:  Driving directions

  1. From San Francisco International Airport (approximately 30 miles):Take Highway 101 South to Great America Parkway and turn left. The hotel is located on the right at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.

From San Jose Airport: 

  • Option 1 -  Light rail service:   is available from Mineta San Jose International Airport to the Santa Clara Convention Center. Take the Airport Flyer Bus #10 (Free Shuttle) marked “Metro Station” to 1st & Metro stop. Board Light Rail marked “Mt. View” North. It will turn left on Tasman Drive. Get off at Great America. Walk to Convention Center.
  • Option 2 -  By car:  From Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (approximately 5 miles): Turn left onto Airport Boulevard, and then turn left again onto Guadalupe Parkway. Follow the signs to Highway 101 North. Guadalupe Parkway will put you onto Highway 101 North.  Take Great America Parkway and turn right.
  • Option 3 – By Taxi:  Taxi’s are available from all terminals just follow the signs.  It is approximately 5 miles from the San Jose airport to the Convention Center.  All trips from SJC airport are a minimum of $15, which includes the first 3-miles of travel and a $1.50 airport fee. Beyond 3-miles, the fares are charged by meter at $3.00 per mile.

If not arriving via the San Francisco or San Jose airports: 

There are several ways to get to the San Jose Convention Center

By Train:

ACE COMMUTER SERVICE
The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train now operates 4 morning and evening trains, Monday – Friday except holidays. The ACE train begins in the city of Stockton and ends in San Jose with stops in between. The Santa Clara stop is just a few blocks from the Santa Clara Convention Center and Great America theme park. For more information, call (800) 411-RAIL.

AMTRAK
Amtrak’s station in Santa Clara is located just a few blocks away from the Santa Clara Convention Center and Great America theme park, beneath Tasman Avenue. The address is Stars & Stripes Drive at Tasman Overpass. The Santa Clara stop is on the Capitol Corridor route with service to/from Sacramento. There are seven trains daily. For more information, call (877) 974-3322. www.amtrakcapitols.com

Monday – Friday Train Schedule to/from Santa Clara:

  • Trains arrive in Santa Clara from Sacramento and points in between four times daily at 8:18 a.m., 9:08 a.m., 3:33 p.m., and 8:33 p.m.
  • Trains depart Santa Clara for Sacramento and points in between at 6:50 a.m.; 9:52 a.m.;12:52 p.m., and 5:52 p.m.

Weekend – Saturday – Sunday Train Schedule to/from Santa Clara:

  • Trains arrive in Santa Clara from Sacramento and points in between at 10:33 a.m., 1:33 p.m., 3:33 p.m., 5:33 p.m., and 8:33 p.m.
  • Trains depart Santa Clara for Sacramento and points in between at 7:57 a.m., 9:57 a.m., 12:57 p.m., 2:57 p.m., and 5:57 p.m.

Arrival and departure times are subject to change.

CALTRAIN
Caltrain is a commuter train along the peninsula from San Francisco to San Jose. It has stops at every city along the way. Caltrain is currently operating seven days a week. (800) 660-4287.

You can take Caltrain from San Francisco to Santa Clara. From San Francisco, take Caltrain south to the Santa Clara station. The Santa Clara station is located directly across from Santa Clara University.

If you are going to the Santa Clara Convention Center or Great America theme park, you will have to transfer at Caltrain’s Mountain View station. At Caltrain’s Mountain View station, take the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail to Santa Clara’s Great America station.

By Bus and Light Rail:

VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (VTA)
Bus service and light rail serving Santa Clara and the rest of Silicon Valley. For information and fares, call (408) 321-2300.

Light rail is a medium-capacity electric powered transit system that runs on a track in the middle of existing streets in the cities of Santa Clara and San Jose. It stops in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center and Great America theme park at the GREAT AMERICA STATION. Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus #59 stops directly in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center and across from Great America theme park.

By Car – Driving Directions:

  • From San Francisco International Airport (approximately 30 miles):
    Take Highway 101 South to Great America Parkway and turn left. The hotel is located on the right at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.
  • From Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (approximately 5 miles):
    Turn left onto Airport Boulevard, and then turn left again onto Guadalupe Parkway. Follow the signs to Highway 101 North. Guadalupe Parkway will put you onto Highway 101 North. Take Great America Parkway and turn right.
  • From Points North:
    Take I-880 South and exit to Highway 237 West toward Mountain View. Turn left onto Great America Parkway, and then turn left into the hotel entrance. The hotel is located at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.
  • From Points South:
    Take I-880 North to Highway 101 North and exit at Great America Parkway. Turn right onto Great America Parkway. The hotel is located on the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.
  • From Points East:
    Take I-5 South toward San Francisco / Los Angeles. Merge onto I-205 West toward I-580 / San Francisco; I-205 becomes I-580 West. Take the I-680 North exit toward Sacramento / San Jose, then merge onto I-680 South via the exit on the left toward San Jose. Take the Mission Boulevard West exit toward I-880 / Warm Springs District / UC Extension. Merge onto Mission Boulevard / CA-262 West, then merge onto I-880 South toward San Jose. Merge onto CA-237 West / Alviso-Milipitas Road toward Mountain View. Take the Great America Parkway exit toward Lafayette Street, turn left onto Great America Parkway.

 

Nearby Airports

San Jose International Airport (SJC)     
1701 Airport Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 392-3600
San Francisco International Airport  (SFO)     
Highway 101
San Francisco, CA 94128
(800) 435-9736
Oakland International Airport (OAK)                   
1 Airport Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 563-3300

 

Visa Information

If you require a Visa letter to enter the USA, ensure you provide precise details of your requirements when you register. We aim to send all invitation letters within 2 weeks of registration, please contact [email protected]  if you have not yet received it.  For more information on if a Visa is required click here

Note: If you require a visa and think you will be attending LCU13 but are not certain, please request an invitation letter even before registering by emailing [email protected]. We cannot guarantee fulfilling requests received after September 27th 2013.

Hotel

There are several hotels located close to the Santa Clara Convention Center.  The Hyatt is the closest hotel to the convention center, however all rooms that were available at the Linaro rate have been filled. There are still rooms available at a higher rate.  You may also try the other hotels listed below that are located close by.

If you are a Linaro employee your hotel room will be booked for you once you register.  Linaro employees -Please do not book your hotel room yourself.

Please note that the Hyatt Regency is now fully booked.  Please select an alternative hotel if you have not booked your room already.

 

Hotel Options

Avatar Hotel

Avatar hotel

4200 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054
ph:  (408) 235-8900

View map for hotel location

Book Online

Distance to the Santa Clara convention center from Avatar Hotel – 0.9 miles

Distance from Avatar hotel to Santa Clara Convention Center

 

Hilton Hotel Santa Clara*

Hilton Hotel

4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054
Ph:  (408) 330-0001

View map for hotel location

Book Online

Distance to the Santa Clara Convention Center from Hilton Hotel – 0.1 miles

Distance to the Santa Clara Convention Center from the Hilton Hotel

*Please note there is not a Linaro rate for this hotel

 

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara –  The Hyatt is now Fully Booked!

Hyatt Regency

5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054

Distance to the Santa Clara Convention Center from Hyatt Hotel – 0.1 miles

Distance to Santa Clara Convention Center from Hyatt Hotel

Socializing

Linaro Connect provides you with the perfect setting to meet, cooperate  and  unwind with the opinion formers in the world of Linux on ARM; kernel  maintainers, Android developers, GPU hackers and even Fortune 100  company executives; all of these and more will be participating  throughout the week in our after-hours events.

There will be several contests during the week of Connect.

  • Crazy shirt Tuesday – Wear your craziest shirt and have the opportunity to win-Kindle PaperWhite, runner-up will get a Lego MineCraft
  • George Grey and Arwen Donaghey will be wearing pedometers for the week – we will have a contest to guess  the amount of steps taken by each – whoever is closest wins-Nike Fuel Band
  • Guess the amounts of Jellybelly beans in the jar (we promise not to eat any during the week) and win the jar of jelly beans, a great treat for that long flight home.

Monday – Team Dinners

Monday will be your chance to go out to dinner with your teammates.  There are many restaurants close by to choose from.  Here are a few options for dinner

Tuesday – Crazy Shirt Day – Free Evening

Life can be dull, but not Linaro.   Just for fun, we invite you to wear a crazy shirt on Tuesday.   What’s a crazy shirt?  Well that’s up to you.  Of course, if your idea of a crazy shirt is a T shirt from your last open source convention, that’s fine too.

Tuesday will also be your chance to catch-up with friends, catch-up on work and emails or just catch-up on sleep.  There are many restuarants and activities close by if you decide to venture out.  Coaches will be provided as follows:

  • Palo Alto – departing from Hyatt at 7.00pm, returning 10.30pm
  • Ghirardelli Square - departing Hyatt at 7.00pm, returning at 11.00pm
  • Fry’s - Departing Hyatt at 7.00pm, returning at 9.00pm

Wednesday – Visit San Francisco and Local areas

On Wednesday evening there will be coaches available to take to local sites and into San Francisco.  This is your chance to gather your friends and see the sights of San Francisco.

  • Palo Alto – departing Hyatt at 7.00pm, returning 10.30pm
  • Santana Row - departing Hyatt at 7.00pm returning 11.00pm
  • Fisherman’s Wharf – departing Hyatt at 7.00pm, returning 11.00pm

Thursday - MacArthur Park Dinner

On Thursday evening there will be a dinner at MacArthur Park Restuarant in Palo Alto.  You will need to sign-up for this dinner in Zerista as numbers will be limited.  The dinner will be from 7pm – 11pm and coaches leave the Hyatt at 6.30pm.

Friday – Team Wrap-ups and Raffle

Don’t leave early on Friday or you will miss the team wrap-ups and our raffle which will have some great prizes.  Below is the agenda for Friday:

  • 9.00 – Introduction by Rob Booth

  • 9.15 – LEG update from the team

  • 9.40 – LNG Update from the team

  • 10.05 – Dave Rusling – quick glimpse of the future LHG, security,…

  • 10.30 – ARM summary from the week

  • 10.55 – Break

  • 11.20 – LAVA – LMP status and possible demo

  • 11.40 – Toolchain summary  and “How you see if we’re doing a good job” – status.linaro.org and tracking information

  • 12.00 – The working groups status & possible Graphics demo

  • 12.40 – Builds & baselines status

  • 13.10 – Joe Bates - will be closing the event by presenting his overview and perspective on the week. There will also be a raffle held and prizes given for such things as best Halloween costume, craziest shirt on Wednesday and more – details on the raffle and prizes to come later…

  • 13.30 – Lunch

Linaro Connect USA 2013 will be co-located with ARM TechCon 2013*

*Please note with admission to Linaro Connect you may attend ARM TechCon keynotes and Expo.  If you would like to attend ARM TechCon sessions you will need to register for ARM TechCon 2013

Demos

Linaro Connect USA 2013 Demos

For Linaro Connect USA 2013 (LCU13) we will not have our traditional Demo Friday, instead we will have a demo day earlier in the week – details coming soon.  This will give those that cannot stay until Friday a chance to see some of the great demos our teams create.  If you have a demo you want to show as part of this please contact:[email protected]

Learn more about the ARM TechCon Expo.

To learn more about how to be a part of the ARM TechCon Expo click here.

Highlights and demonstrations from previous Linaro Connect events can be found on the Linaro YouTube Channel and on the Connect Resources page.

Please contact conne[email protected] if you have any questions.

Sponsorship

Every 3-4 months Linaro hosts Linaro Connect, an event defining the future of Linux on ARM…

The event pulls together over 300 participants, ranging from kernel hackers to integration engineers to ARM SoC industry executives to present, discuss and develop features,  infrastructure and optimizations for the Linux kernel, Android, Ubuntu and beyond.  This five-day event is made up of keynote plenary sessions, engineering, track sessions and social events. Annually we look to hold Linaro Connect once in Asia (LCA), once in the United States (LCU) and once in Europe (LCE) to cater for our world class engineering team distributed globally.

Why sponsor Linaro Connect?

Linaro Connect is growing! With just two years of Connect behind us we have already established it as ‘the’ event anyone interested in Linux on ARM must attend.  We will promote your brand and give you high visibility to the event attendees – both the 300 onsite and all those who participate remotely and view the website before, during and after the event.

If you would like to provide another form of sponsorship, e.g. social event, location, media or hardware, please contact [email protected] for more information.  We’re open to most forms of cooperation.

 

Break Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

•Just 1 per event•Signage at coffee stations•Recognition during keynotes•Mention in post-event thank you email to all attendees•Constant visibility to all attendees   •Up to 4 per event•Signage on buffet and tables•Recognition during keynotes•Mention in post-event thank you email to all attendees•Daily visibility to all attendees
 Cost:  $12,000    Cost:  $6,000

 

Please contact [email protected] to discuss sponsorship.

Thanks to our Sponsors for LCU13!

HSA Foundation             ARM