Oct 22-24, 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Embedded Linux Conference Europe

Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. Now in its 13th year, the conference gathers user-space developers, product vendors, kernel, and systems developers to collaborate. The official schedule is here.

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Important Note

These sessions are only open to people who have registered for the E-ALE track, at an additional $100.00 fee. Furthermore, there are only 50 seats in the classroom. So arrive early for each session to make sure you have a seat.

List of Topics and Speakers (Just 2 days)

Day Time Instructor Seminar
Mon 9 AM – 10:30 AM
(90 mins)
Elizabeth Flanagan PocketBeagle Walkthrough
Mon 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
(90 mins)
Marek Vasut Introduction to the U-Boot bootloader
Mon 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
(90 mins)
Michael Opdenacker Introduction to Linux kernel driver programming
Mon 4:15PM – 5:45 PM
(90 mins)
Matt Porter Introductions to IIO and Input drivers
Tue 9:00 – 10:30
(90 mins)
Chris Simmonds Debugging embedded devices using GDB
Tue 11:30 – 1:00PM
(90 mins)
Thomas Petazzoni Getting Started with Buildroot
Tue 2:30pm – 3:10pm
(40 mins)
Stephano Cetola Getting Started with Yocto Project
Tue 3:50pm – 5:20pm
(90 mins)
John Ogness Building Real-Time Applications for Linux
All attendees of E-ALE must abide by the Code of Conduct of ELC.

What Hardware is used in these classes?

For 2018 we will be using the PocketBeagle.
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 $100 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.
Pocket Beagle and Breadboard
The BaconBits is OSHW and available on github

The BaconBits cape has the following capabilities:

• USB Host A
• Reset button
•  I2C accelerometer
•  GPIO Push button
• Power button

What do I need to know beforehand? What do I bring to class?

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 must bring their own laptop with the following requirements:

  • 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.

You can find all the slides and code on the Course Materials site, or in github.

Our Supporters

SCaLE 16x


The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation

QWERTY Embedded Design



GHI electronics

GHI Electronics

OSH Park

OSH Park



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Converse in Code'

Converse in Code

Konsulko Group

Konsulko Group



PTR Group Logo

PTR Group

Togán Labs

Togán Labs



Yocto Project

Yocto Project

Zephyr Project

Zephyr Project

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