Session Abstract

The goal of the presentation is to help people in non-development roles understand and navigate the complex world of technology.  All are welcome. Those with a technical background may find the session too introductory.

The first part of the presentation looks at some of the deliverables found on releases.linaro.org and how they fit in a typical product development life cycle. More specifically we start with how the 96boards standard helps developers get going at the prototyping phase of a project and speed up time to market. From there we explore the concept of toolchains and how programmers use them in their daily work. The third aspect of the presentation gives an overview of what libraries are and the advantages of using them when building a system.

Session Speakers

Mathieu Poirier

Kernel developer (Linaro)

Mathieu Poirier has been part of the Linaro organisation since its inception in 2010. From there he has helped members with upstreaming, worked on the android open source project, addressed issues in the kernels deadline scheduler and worked on the CoreSight subsystem that he currently maintains.

Mike Leach has nearly 20 years experience working at ARM, specialising in debug tools and architecture, collaborating with the ARM hardware designers providing a software perspective on the latest technologies. He is currently working as a Linaro assignee on linux drivers for CoreSight and an open source decoder - OpenCSD. Previous tasks include interfacing debug tools to RTL simulation & developing low level tools for prototype hardware bring up.