[oshug] OSHCamp 2016, 3rd & 4th September.

Andrew Back arback at computer.org
Sat Jan 23 10:59:49 UTC 2016


Hi Belen,

On 22 January 2016 at 11:23, belen barros pena
<belenbarrospena at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
>
> I've been meaning to submit a talk proposal for OSHCamp for two years now,
> so I better do it quick before I forget again :)
>
> I am an interaction designer who works for OpenEmbedded, the embedded Linux
> build system (openembedded.org). This is probably a weird sentence, but in a
> good way. Over the past 4 years OpenEmbedded has put a lot of effort into
> improving the ease of use of their tools by bringing in user-centered design
> approaches.
>
> The result of those efforts is something called Toaster, a web interface to
> the OpenEmbedded build system that makes remarkably easy to produce custom
> Linux distributions for your favourite boards. Well, as "remarkably easy" as
> something like this can be ;)
>
> The idea would be demoing Toaster, showing how to compile your own Linux
> distribution from source with it, and using the activity to introduce the
> core concepts of OpenEmbedded. I will hopefully also debunk some myths about
> the build system in the process. OpenEmbedded is "infamous" for being
> terribly slow and fiendishly complicated. Some of the things I will show in
> this talk might somehow contribute towards changing that perception.

This sounds great!

> I am happy to submit this again once the call for proposals opens
> officially, but I thought I'd give you a heads up to see if you think the
> talk might fit in OSHCamp.

Sounds like an excellent fit and I'll drop you a line at some point
over the coming weeks to get a few more details.

Best,

Andrew



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