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Date and Time
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
MIT Building E-51, Room 335
Federico Lucifredi - flucifredi acm org
Federico Lucifredi shares his OSCON 2012 presentation
Ranging from Plug Computers to bare development boards to miniaturized systems and rooted hard drives, the bestiary ofARM devices at our disposal for projects is ever-growing and marvelous to explore. We equip the attendees with all the necessary knowledge to integrate a small computer system for the embedded field application of their choosing.
A detailed review of the features, capabilities, and limits of a number of low-cost platforms available to experimenters, in disparate form factors and powered by different chip vendors:
Sheeva Plug, Guru Plug, Dreamplug (Marvell) BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard xM, Pandaboard, and BeagleBone (Texas Instruments) i.mx53 Quickstart (Freescale) Gumstix boards Raspberry Pi Cotton Candy Computer Hacked Hard Drives ...and more.
From home automation to media servers, the low power consumption and affordable cost of these devices make them an ideal target of our tinkering, as well as an ideal opportunity to teach oneself new skills in the embedded Linux space.
About Federico Lucifredi
Federico Lucifredi is the maintainer of the man suite, the primary documentation-delivery tool under Linux, a graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, and the Ubuntu Advantage Product Manager at Canonical. As a software engineer-turned-manager at the Novell corporation, Federico was part of the SUSE Linux team for five years, overseeing the update stack of a 150 million dollar maintenance business. Previously, Federico has been a CIO and a network software architect at technology and embedded Linux startups, and he has spent two years teaching in Boston University's graduate and undergraduate programs, while simultaneously consulting for MIT. He is a frequent speaker at user group and conference events, notably the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon, LinuxWorld, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, and the IMPlanet conferences, where he was a panelist representing the Jabber community. Federico is a recognized expert in computing performance issues, and consults pro-bono with Standard and Poor's clients interested in Free/Open Source Software technical and strategic issues. He participated in the GPL v3 drafting process in the large-corporation panel.
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