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MontaVista Vision gains focus

Sep 3, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

MontaVista Software announced additional details about its Vision 2008 Embedded Linux Developers Conference. Scheduled for Oct. 1-3 in San Francisco, Vision 2008 will offer more than 40 sessions, with presentations from embedded Linux experts including MontaVista CTO James Ready and Freescale Semiconductor CTO Lisa Su… (pictured).

Sponsored by Platinum sponsor Freescale, Vision 2008 is devoted to sharing real-world tips, techniques, and tools for users of MontaVista's Linux distributions and development tools. Vision 2007 attracted some 400 attendees and featured an interesting keynote from kernel maintainer Andrew Morton.

Technical sessions will be presented by experts from companies including Access, Cisco Systems, Emerson Network Power, Freescale, IBM, Intel, MontaVista, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Wipro, and Xilinx, says the company. The show will start off with a full-day hands-on bootcamp on developing embedded Linux device drivers, and there will also be a hands-on lab on developing applications for multi-core processors conducted by PTR Group chief scientist Mike Anderson. For entertainment (aside from the device drivers, of course), MontaVista is offering a strolling dinner and games night and a “YouTube Rock Band” competition.

Vision 2008 speakers: Jon Corbet, Chris Hallinan, Paul McKenney, Jim Ready, and Jason Wacha

Speakers and technical presenters include:

  • Jonathan Corbet, editor, “The kernel report”
  • Christopher Hallinan, author of Prentice Hall's book, Embedded Linux Primer: “Fast boot: Tips and techniques for improving Linux startup time”
  • Rusty Harris, CEO, MontaVista: “Gadgets, Linux, and you”
  • Paul McKenney, IBM distinguished engineer, Open Systems Development, IBM and real-time Linux expert: “Real-time vs. real fast: How to choose?”
  • Anderson Medeiros and André Oriani, Motorola: “Strategies to improve embedded Linux application performance beyond ordinary techniques”

    TI's Bill Mills

  • Bill Mills, chief technologist, Open Linux Solutions, Texas Instruments
  • Jim Ready, CTO and founder, MontaVista, as well as an embedded industry pioneer and author of a whitepaper on the Linux mobile market.
  • Sayandeb Saha, principal software architect, Embedded Computing, Emerson Network Power: “OpenSAF: An introduction…”
  • Deepak Saxena, software engineer, Linux Kernel, One Laptop Per Child: “Linux challenges on the XO Laptop and beyond”
  • Lisa T. Su, SVP/CTO, Freescale: “Preparing for the challenges of embedded development with Linux”
  • Navaneethan Sundaramoorthy, embedded solutions manager, Xilinx: “Create a custom SoC on an FPGA board and bring up Linux — in under 90 mins!” (hands-on lab)
  • Jason Wacha, director and founder, Open Bar; VP of Corporate Affairs and general counsel, MontaVista, and noted GPL expert: “The Business of GPL: Open Source Legal 101”

OLPC's Deepak Saxena

The technical sessions will be divided into tracks including:

  • Developing real-time Linux applications
  • Open source community
  • Advanced Linux development
  • Debugging
  • Networking
  • System optimization
  • Multicore embedded Linux
  • Freescale how-to
  • MontaVista how-to

An exhibit hall will provide demonstrations from companies including:

  • MontaVista
  • Freescale
  • Texas Instruments
  • Access
  • Emerson Network Power (ENP)
  • AMCC
  • Aonix
  • Birdstep Technology
  • CoWare
  • Datalight
  • Open Kernel Labs
  • Tail-f
  • TechInsights
  • Telelogic
  • Trango
  • VirtualLogix
  • Virtutech


MontaVista's Vision 2008 Embedded Linux Developers Conference will be held Oct. 1-3 in San Francisco, Calif. at the Palace Hotel. Regular fees will be $600, or $650 including the full-day Device Driver Bootcamp event. More information and registration may be found here.

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