ELCE 2013 Technical Showcase
Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2013 Technical Showcase
We are happy to be planning a technical showcase again this year at Embedded Linux Conference Europe. This Wiki page will guide you in giving your demonstration. For conference details, please follow this link to the conference website:
The demo session will happen on Thursday evening (Oct. 24) from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, in Strathblane Hall (same location as the sponsor booths).
See the conference schedule. We will have a “Booth Crawl” for attendees to visit each of the various sponsor booths, which should participate to the showcase too. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The demo room should be available between 5:30pm and 6:30pm to prepare your demos.
"Seeing is believing!" Unlike in Desktop or Server applications of Linux, in embedded systems Linux technology is usually unseen. Although it is a challenge, we want to expose Linux software and techniques so that other developers who are interested in this technology can learn, and become potential contributors themselves. We hope that through opening up technical details and projects (in the way of Open Source development), these demonstrations will provide insights that are helpful to developers.
- No purely commercial demonstrations.
- The Embedded Linux Conference Europe should not be used for a pure sales pitch.
- You can show off a product, if there are features or aspects of the product you are displaying that are open source.
- Demonstrations should be of software that is available under an open-source license.
- You will be sharing the hall with sponsors and other paying exhibitors, so your exhibition should be of free and open source technology, tools or techniques.
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What will be prepared by the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation will provide the following FREE OF CHARGE :
- A Demonstration desk, which is half of a table
If you need special arrangements, please contact the coordinator.
- Power supply: EU standard
- Assuming the power is less than 750W. If your demonstration will exceed that, please consult the coordinator.
- A large-format printed poster, based on the file you submit.
- Please note that a dedicated (wired) Internet connection will NOT be prepared. However, wireless Internet may be available via the hotel wireless network. We cannot, however, guarantee Internet access.
- Logistics Support
- Details will be given to the demonstrators
Dimension of the desk
- Please refer to the attached photo.
All demonstrators are requested to prepare a poster to explain the technical outline of the demonstration. You can download the template from this page. CELF will print them out on large size paper (A2 format). The document should be sent to the coordinator by October 13th.
To help you know what kind of posters we usually get, see ELCE 2012 showcase posters.
Note that by submitting a poster, you authorize the coordinator and the Linux Foundation to publish a PDF version on eLinux.org.
Caution: Do not change the paper size. It is intentionally set to a big size.
The demo consists of a poster (printed by LF), with a few sentences talking about a tool, technology or distribution and a table top where you can place anything from:
- nothing at all, just have a person sitting there to talk to people about what's on the poster, or ...
- something on a laptop - like a program running or a even a static chart showing some result
- something running on a board or a device
- something on an actual CE product
You can also put some flyers there for people to grab, if you'd like.
If you can put charts and graphs on the poster, that's nice but it is NOT required. Neither the poster nor the hardware (if any) needs to be elaborate or require lots of setup. One year I showed up with a camcorder and just talked to people about it's bootup time (which I had worked on).
If you are a presenter, the demo session is a good chance to talk to people one-on-one about your session topic. This gives you more time for interactive Q&A, and a chance to show something hands-on, if that applies to your subject.
How to apply
- Send an e-mail to the coordinator with the following information:
- The contact person, the company name or the project name, the outline of the demonstration.
- The coordinator will acknowledge your application by e-mail.
- Please send all proposals by October 13, 2013
- Apply early, since space is limited!
- Prepare the poster and send the data the demonstration coordinator by October 13th. It will be printed out by the conference organizers on A2 size paper.
- Prepare the demonstration equipment
- You can bring the equipment yourself, or ship it. Shipping information can be found on the ELC Europe sponsor guide, under the "Shipping" section.
- Q: Is this opportunity limited to CE Workgroup and/or Linux Foundation members?
- A: No. You do not have to be a forum member to have a demo at the conference. However, each demo should be associated with a paid conference attendee.
- Q: Is the demonstrator required to make a presentation at the conference?
- A: No, this is not required. However, we believe there will be many people who will to be interested in details of the technology, so we hope that you can have a session. Please note that the due date for a session proposal is earlier than the due date for demo sign-up.
- Q: Is there any fee to demo something in this session?
- A: No, it is completely free. However, the session is limited to conference attendees, so please register for the conference if you would not otherwise do so. If you have someone coming who will ONLY run or assist with your demo, and not attend any sessions, then that person may be admitted for free, for just the demo session (and setup and take down). However, each demo should be associated with at least one registered attendee.
- Q: Would travel funding be available?
- A: Yes, under some conditions. You can check the Linux Foundation's Community Developer Travel Fund page, and apply if you think you meet their conditions.