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Welcome to Linaro Connect LCU14

Engineers returning to their companies after Linaro Connect take back the latest software developments around ARM, new ways of optimizing the latest ARM technology and a strong desire to return.

Linaro Connect Asia 2014 (LCA14) is all about engineering. The event sessions are a mixture of discussion, planning and agreement about how to engineer solutions to the engineering projects being run within Linaro. These sessions are split into focused kernel, power management, toolchain, graphics and multimedia, platform, validation, and QA tracks. Mini-summits are also run to focus cross-team thinking in key areas.

Face to face interaction with leading open source maintainers and engineers is a key benefit for attendees. Remote participation for most sessions is available through Google Hangouts OnAir, but the opportunities for interaction cannot compare to attending in person.  <a href=”/connect/past/”>View past Linaro Connects to learn more</a>

Please note that Linaro Connect has a packed agenda starting at 9:00am on Monday and finishing at 6:00pm on Friday. You should therefore arrive on Sunday night and leave no earlier than Friday evening to attend the whole event.

Schedule

Track sessions during the week focus on Android, Graphics and Multimedia, the Kernel, Platform Development, Power Management, QA and Infrastructure, Tools, Validation and LAVA, and training.

Linaro Connect has a unique format: in the mornings we run sessions on technical topics, and in the afternoons the engineering teams gather together to implement, debug and benchmark working code to further the ideas generated in the morning’s engineering sessions.

Keynote Speakers

The initial keynote speakers for Linaro Connect Asia have been announced additional speakers will be added shortly.

Linaro Connect Asia 2014 Schedule

Our sessions consist of a lot of discussion time and less presentation time to give those attending a chance to really become involved.  We do still have some traditional presentation based training session as well.

We are continuing to use the Zerista schedule tool to manage our event session schedule.   If you need any help with how to use Zerista here is a helpful How To Guide for Zerista.

Please note that Linaro Connect has a packed agenda starting at 9:00am on Monday and finishing at 6:00pm on Friday. You should therefore arrive on Sunday night and leave no earlier than Friday evening to attend the whole event.

To view the schedule please click the button below.

When to Arrive

Linaro Connect has a packed agenda starting at 9:00am on Monday and finishing at 6:00pm on Friday. You should therefore arrive on Sunday night and leave no earlier than Friday evening to attend the whole event.

Transportation to and from Hotel

Macau International Airport (MFM)

  • Distance: 1.37 MI/2.2 KM NORTH EAST to Hotel
  • Complimentary Shuttle Available

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

  • Distance: 37.28 MI/60.0 KM EAST to Hotel
  • The only way to Macau from the Hong Kong Airport is via Ferry.  Information on how to get from the Hong Kong Airport to Macau island can be downloaded below:

* Please note – Be sure to check with your airline and/or travel agent on if your bag will be booked through to Macau or if you need to pick it up at the Hong Kong airport before boarding the ferry to Macau.

Booking the ferry to Macau:

We have found it is a better value to book your ferry tickets seperately.  Below are links to help you book your ferry tickets.

1) TurboJet:  (Please note that the confirmation for a booking of the Turbojet cannot be confirmed outside of 45 days prior to departure.)
2) Cotai Water Jet:
3) Government information on services:

Visa Information

If you require a Visa letter to enter Macau, ensure you provide precise details of your requirements when you register. We aim to send all invitation letters within 2 weeks of registration, please contact [email protected]  if you have not yet received it.  For more information on if a Visa is required click here – this a travel guide site for Macau.  Please verify with your country’s embassy to confirm if a Visa is needed or not.

Note: If you require a visa and think you will be attending LCA14 but are not certain, please request an invitation letter even before registering by emailing [email protected]. We cannot guarantee fulfilling requests received after February 1, 2014.

Holiday Inn – Macao:

Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central is at the heart of Sands Cotai Central – the new integrated resort located in Macao’s leisure, shopping, entertainment and event district. Macao’s UNESCO heritage sites and city centre are all within easy reach.  With spacious and comfortable rooms, an outdoor Pool Deck, fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness centre and tranquil gardens, the Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central is a great location for our Linaro Connect.

Book your accomodations

We have a Linaro discounted rate of MOP/HKG$1150 for single occupancy and MOP/HKG$1350 for double occupancy per night.  If you are a Linaro assignee or guest please complete the attached form and send it to the hotel to book your room for the event.  Room Booking Form (word doc) or (PDF).

If you are a Linaro employee your hotel room will be booked for you once you register.

For a more detailed map click here

Transportation to and from Hotel

Macau International Airport (MFM)

Distance: 1.37 MI/2.2 KM NORTH EAST to Hotel
Complimentary Shuttle Available

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

Distance: 37.28 MI/60.0 KM EAST to Hotel
The only way to Macau from the Hong Kong Airport is via Ferry. Information on how to get from the Hong Kong Airport to Macau island can be downloaded below:

* Please note – Be sure to check with your airline and/or travel agent on if your bag will be booked through to Macau or if you need to pick it up at the Hong Kong airport before boarding the ferry to Macau.

Booking the ferry to Macau:

We have found it is a better value to book your ferry tickets seperately. Below are links to help you book your ferry tickets.

1) TurboJet: (Please note that the confirmation for a booking of the Turbojet cannot be confirmed outside of 45 days prior to departure.)
http://www.turbojet.com.hk/en/

2) Cotai Water Jet:
http://www.cotaijet.com.mo/sailing-schedule

3) Government information on services:
http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/transport/crossboundary/ferryservices.htm

Welcome Reception

Date:  Monday March 3rd
Time:  6-8pm
Location: Duhuang Ballroom

Informal gathering to catch up with old friends & welcome the new

Technical Showcase

Date: Friday March 7th
Time: 4-6pm
Location: Loulan Ballroom

Team Meals

Date: Tuesday March 4th
Time: 6-10pm

Relax with food & drinks in your teams

Linaro Gala Dinner

Date: Wednesday March 5th
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Dunhuang Ballroom

James Bond Themed – Learn more

Free Evening

Date: Thursday March 6th
Time: 6-10pm
A chance to get out and explore what Macao has to offer.

Technical Showcase

Date: Friday March 7th
Time: 4-6pm
Location: Loulan Ballroom

Options for Team Nights and Free Nights Out

Looking for something to do while visiting Macao?  Below are a list of some of the events going on in the area during the week of Connect you may be interested in checking out.

Date:  Now until 16th March
House Of Dancing Water (10% off discount for 20 tickets or above)
Date:  1st March & 2nd March
Rolling Stones Concert
Date: 9th March
TABOO
Date:  1st March & 4th – 8th March

Sponsorship

Twice a year Linaro hosts Linaro Connect,

an event defining the future of Linux on ARM…

The event pulls together over 350 participants, ranging from kernel hackers to integration engineers to ARM SoC industry executives to present, discuss and develop features,  infrastructure and optimizations for the Linux kernel, Android, Ubuntu and beyond.  This five-day event is made up of keynote plenary sessions, engineering, track sessions and social events. Annually we look to hold a Linaro Connect in Asia (LCA) and one in the United States (LCU) to cater for our world class engineering team distributed globally.

Why sponsor Linaro Connect?

Linaro Connect is growing! With three years of Connect behind us we have established it as ‘the’ event anyone interested in Linux on ARM must attend.  We will promote your brand and give you high visibility to the event attendees – both the 350 onsite and all those who participate remotely and view the website before, during and after the event.

If you would like to provide another form of sponsorship, e.g. social event, location, media or hardware, please contact [email protected] for more information.  We’re open to most forms of cooperation.

Break Sponsor

Just 1 per event
Signage at coffee stations
Recognition during keynotes
Mention in post-event thank you email to all attendees
Constant visibility to all attendees

Cost: $15,000

Lunch Sponsor

Up to 4 per event
Signage on buffet and tables
Recognition during keynotes
Mention in post-event thank you email to all attendees
Daily visibility to all attendees

Cost:  $8,000