Do you have Embedded Linux questions? We have answers!
Please be aware that some seminars have suggested prerequisites. Later seminars will assume you have the knowledge from the earlier prerequisite seminar.
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But what if I want to try out things I learn on real Hardware?
We try to use real Embedded hardware in all our seminars. We have to tailor the embedded board and availability to the conference however. So although we have traditionally used the PocketBeagle+BaconBits board for most of our conferences, we are going to have to use the Raspberrypi platform at the upcoming Linux.conf.ca conference since that is the official LCA conference embedded platform this year. We will be using PocketBeagle+BaconBits for the other ALE sessions this year.
What am I expected to know beforehand?
We make assumptions about attendees existing skills in the E-ALE seminars:
- You are comfortable using a command line interface
- You can program and know C
- You have some level of Linux userspace experience
These are not courses on "How to use Linux"
What should I bring to class?
Attendees can elect to use the computers which are in the classroom we will be using at University of Canterbury. However attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop with the following requirements if they have one:
- A minimum of a recent i5 processor
- 8GB of RAM
- Your plugin power supply (we will be compiling a lot)
- At least 100GB of free disk space
- Run "./check-requirements.sh EALE"
If your laptop doesn’t run Linux...
... please make sure you have a virtual machine program hypervisor available in order to install a Linux VM (for instance Virtual Box, or VMWare).
Get your computer ready for E-ALE seminars
We have a script which will set up your computer for E-ALE. Please run it before you come to the seminars.
- wget https://cm.converseincode.com/cr/check-requirements.sh
- chmod 755 check-requirements.sh
- ./check-requirements.sh EALE
The opinions of our instructors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the ALE project.
Who is behind E-ALE?
All the materials and instructor time is donated, and all the HW kits are priced as low as we can to cover costs.
A number of long-time Linux Engineers were standing around an established embedded Conference talking about how they had been hearing from attendees new to Embedded Linux that the existing talks were too advanced for people transitioning to Embedded Linux. And this crazy idea to provide low cost Embedded training at existing embedded conferences was born.
Certainly, all of our E-ALE instructors are also consultants with their own companies. Each of them would be happy to talk to you further about more paid training or contract work. However, that is up to you to ask them about it.