Linaro Connect celebrated its fifth anniversary at the Linaro Connect San Francisco held September 21-25, 2015. It was the largest Linaro Connect to date. There were keynotes each morning as well as many sessions and social events for attendees to select from. Many of the keynote and session presentations and videos are now available and can be found on the Linaro Connect SFO15 resources page
Linaro also made several announcements regarding new members, new groups at Linaro and many product demonstrations. On Monday George Grey, CEO of Linaro, began his keynote by welcoming the attendees to the fifth anniversary of Linaro Connect and Linaro. He discussed some of the highlights over the last five years and what to expect going forward. He then made an announcement about a new group that is being formed by the end of 2015 in Linaro called, Linaro IoT & Embedded Group (LITE) which will focus on Cortex-A Linux devices. There were also several demonstrations around the 96Boards initiative during the keynote. On Tuesday Linaro announced that two new members have joined Linaro, Acadine Technologies and Tinno Mobile have joined as members of the Linaro Mobile Group (LMG).
Attendees also had the opportunity to attend two keynotes each day by various industry leaders:
- George Grey, CEO, Linaro.
- Keynote title: Welcome keynote
- Simon Segars, CEO, Arm.
- Keynote title: Collaboration: Key to Delivery During Market Disruption
- Neil Trevett, VP, NVIDIA.
- John Simmons, Media Platform Architect, Microsoft.
- Suresh Gopalakrishnan, VP, AMD.
- Keynote title: Enabling Arm Server for the Datacenter
- Dave Neary, NFV/SDN Community Strategy, Redhat.
- Keynote title: An NFV Primer: The Next Generation for Telco
- Roger Calas, Symantec.
- Keynote title: Security and Trust in a Mobile World
- Karen Sandler, Software Freedom Conservancy.
- Keynote title: Ideology in Open Source Compliance
- Grant Likely, Linaro Fellow, hosts a security panel.
- Keynote title: Security Panel Discussion
In addition to the keynotes and sessions there was a rich assortment of demonstrations from Linaro and Linaro members, including much of Linaro’s latest Armv8-A 64-bit software developments. Demonstrations were given during keynotes as well as on Wednesday during Linaro Enterprise Group day, Thursday during the Linaro Networking Group day and on Friday during the traditional demo Friday held during each Linaro Connect during lunch on the last day. Below are some of the images from the demonstrations.
The next Linaro Connect will take place March 7-11, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. To see more about Linaro Connect please visit: https://connect.linaro.org/bkk16/