March 12-14, 2018
Portland, OR, USA
ELC is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. It will be held at the Hilton in Downtown Portland.
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List of Topics and Speakers
|Mon||10:40am-1:00pm||Jason Kridner||PocketBeagle walk through|
|Mon||2:00pm-3:50pm||Behan Webster||Introduction to Kernel Modules and Kbuild|
|Mon||4:10pm-6:00pm||Marek Vasut||Introduction to the U-Boot bootloader|
|Tue||10:40am-1:00pm||Mike Anderson||GDB Debugging in Both User and Kernel Space|
|Tue||2:00pm-3:50pm||Michael Opdenacker||Introduction to Linux kernel driver programming: i2c drivers|
|Tue||2:30pm-4:30pm||Thomas Petazzoni||Getting Started with Buildroot|
|Tue||4:20pm-6:20pm||Michael Welling||Building an SPI Driver|
|Wed||11:05am-1:05pm||Behan Webster||Learn bitbake with Yocto Project|
|Thu||4:30pm-5:30pm||Tim Orling||Building images with Yocto Project|
All attendees of E-ALE must abide by the Code of Conduct of ELC.
What Hardware is used in these classes?
All the Embedded Apprentice Linux Engineer classes will involve using embedded hardware during the hands-on labs. For 2018 we will be using the PocketBeagle and a BaconBits cape which are included with the $75 USD registration fee for E-ALE at SCaLE61x and ELC. We will only support doing the labs on the official HW kit; please don't bring your own and try to use that. The HW kits will be delivered to the attendee at the first seminar they choose to attend.
The BaconBits cape has the following capabilities:
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