The Linaro Connect Budapest 2017 (BUD17) marked the 21st Linaro Connect since 2010. Linaro Connect Budapest was a five-day event with over 400 attendees and was packed full of keynotes by industry leaders, talks, training, meetings, hacking and a lot of socializing fun. It is the conference for anyone interested in Linux development and related ecosystems on ARM and brings together the best and the brightest of the Linux on ARM community. The first day of the event began with a keynote by Linaro’s CEO, George Grey and many announcements. First was the announcement that Google has joined as a club member with Linaro. Then was the announcement that Fujitsu will be collaborating with Linaro to accelerate High Performance Computing on ARM. Next was HXT Semiconductor joining Linaro to work on accelerating Advanced Server Development on ARM. Finally George announced that Acer joined Linaro’s IoT and Embedded group, which is focused on delivering end to end open source reference software for more secure connected products.